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.

Parentage BM 77-2102 x AR 80-031-20
Breeder Agent Agrico UK Ltd
Breeder Rights (expiry) not set



Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberOval - long
Colour of skinCream
Colour of fleshLight yellow
Depth of eyesVery shallow - shallow
Smoothness of skinSmooth
Botanical Description
Colour of base of lightsproutPink
MaturitySecond Early
Height of plantsMedium - tall
Colour of flowerRed violet
Frequency of berriesMedium

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