Almera is a high yielding second early variety. Plants yield a high number of tubers. This variety is suitable for a range of uses including crisping, french fries as well as table use. Tubers have some resistance to bruising and splitting. Trials have found good resistance to silver scurf, skin spot and potato leafroll virus. This variety has low resistance to black dot, late blight on foliage and powdery scab. Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
BM 77-2102 x AR 80-031-20
Breeder Rights (expiry)
|Shape of tuber||Oval - long|
|Colour of skin||Cream|
|Colour of flesh||Light yellow|
|Depth of eyes||Very shallow - shallow|
|Smoothness of skin||Smooth|
|Colour of base of lightsprout||Pink|
|Height of plants||Medium - tall|
|Colour of flower||Red violet|
|Frequency of berries||Medium|
Resistance to Damage, Pests and Diseases.
Results of National List or AHDB Potatoes Independent Variety Trials
Variety information last modified on 29th of May, 2019