Performer is a PCN Globodera Pallida resistant and tolerant processing variety. Field trials conducted over many years have consistently shown that Performer significantly reduces the population of G. Pallida in the soil, whilst producing a good yield, even when untreated with nematicide. The variety is gaining popularity as a tasty chipper in the fish & chip shop market. It has a brown (russet) skin and a pale yellow flesh colour, and due to its superb uniformity of shape with big, oval long tubers, it is ideally suited for processing. With a floury texture, Performer also eats well as a baker. Although tuber numbers can be lower than other varieties, its marketable yield is very high with low wastage, producing big, bold tubers of 45mm upwards. It has a good dry matter content and is well suited for long term storage. This is a strong plant with a very good rooting system and consequently can be cultivated on most soil types but is a little susceptible to Common Scab. Performer is suitable for growing in Western Europe. The variety has high resistance to PVYN.

Parentage Nika x Innovator
Breeder Agrico
Breeder Agent Agrico UK Ltd
Breeder Rights (expiry) not set

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Characters

Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberOval - long
Colour of skinRusset
Colour of fleshLight yellow
Depth of eyesVery shallow - shallow
Smoothness of skinRough
Botanical Description
MaturityMaincrop
Height of plantsVery tall
Colour of flowerWhite
Breeder-Provided Characters
DormancyLong
Dry Matter22%
Cooking TypeFluffy

Resistance to Damage, Pests and Diseases.

Results of National List or AHDB Potatoes Independent Variety Trials
Variety information last modified on 31st of August, 2017