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.
Nika x Innovator
Breeder Rights (expiry)
|Shape of tuber||Oval - long|
|Colour of skin||Russet|
|Colour of flesh||Light yellow|
|Depth of eyes||Very shallow - shallow|
|Smoothness of skin||Rough|
|Height of plants||Very tall|
|Colour of flower||White|
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