Retail
Fresh
Traditional

Spectra

Second early, high yielding ware variety with a very regular tuber shape and an attractive smooth skin.
  • Large tubers
  • Good tuberisation
  • Uniform tuber size
Marketsegments
Retail
Fresh
Traditional
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Product manager Gerdien Poppe about Spectra

Product manager Gerdien Poppe tells you more about Spectra. This variety has a good skin finish, a light yellow flesh and can be used for various dishes in the kitchen. 

Plant and tuber characteristics

  • Maturity:
    second early / 7
  • Light sprout colour:
    red violet / RV
  • Flower colour:
    white / W
  • Number of berries:
    very high / 4
  • Foliage - initial development:
    fast / 8
  • Foliage - final development:
    quite good / 7,5
  • Foliage - firmness:
    average / 6,5
  • Skin colour:
    yellow / Y
  • Flesh colour:
    light yellow / 6
  • Skin finish:
    very good / 7,5
  • Tuber shape:
    oval round / OR
  • Regularity of tuber shape:
    regular / 7,5
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation:
    quite high / 7
  • Tuber size:
    quite large / 7,5
  • Regularity of size:
    quite regular / 6,5

Sensitivity and quality

  • Secondary growth:
    quite sensitive / 6,5
  • Black spot (internal bruising):
    slightly sensitive / 7,5
  • Growth cracks:
    quite sensitive / 6
  • Harvest damage:
    quite sensitive / 6
  • Metribuzin - pre-emergence:
    slightly sensitive / 7
  • Metribuzin - post-emergence:
    slightly sensitive / 7,5
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon:
    slightly to not sensitive / 8
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene:
    5% fewer to 5% more tubers / 5
  • Underwater weight:
    324
  • Dry matter content :
    17,9%
  • Cooking type:
    rather firm / AB
  • Discolouration (after cooking):
    quite sensitive / 6
  • Raw discolouration:
    very sensitive / 4
  • Fries quality:
    unsuitable / 4,5
  • Dry matter distribution:
    - / -
  • Crisping quality:
    unsuitable / 4
  • TGA-level:
    4,7
  • Carvone oil:
    5% to 15% more tubers / 6
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy:
    quite short / 5

Resistances

  • Virus - Leaf roll:
    - / -
  • Virus - Yn:
    slightly susceptible / 6
  • Virus - Yntn (tuber):
    slightly susceptible / 7
  • Spraing:
    susceptible / 5
  • Late blight - foliage:
    very susceptible / 4,5
  • Late blight - tuber:
    slightly susceptible / 6
  • Fusarium:
    susceptible / 5,5
  • Common scab:
    susceptible / 5
  • Powdery scab:
    very susceptible / 4
  • Black dot:
    susceptible / 5
  • Wart disease F1:
    resistant / 10
  • Wart disease F6:
    - / -
  • Wart disease F18:
    - / -
  • Golden nematode Ro 1/4:
    resistant / 9
  • Golden nematode Ro 2/3:
    - / -
  • White nematode Pa 2:
    - / -
  • White nematode Pa 3:
    - / -

Background

The crossing resulting in the Spectra variety was made by Agrico Research in 2003. The purpose of this crossing (Arielle x Sofia) was to create an early consumer variety. The company Lantmännen Seed selected this variety even before the Agrico tests were judged to be good enough. Spectra has an attractive skin and provides a good yield.

The Spectra variety is specifically suited to the European retail sector. Its attractive presentation, good yield and easy production are properties highly valued by the supermarket chains and their packers.

The name Spectra refers to the broad sales potential of this variety, which can serve almost the entire fresh potato spectrum in the supermarket chains.

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Would you like to know more about the Spectra?

The best way to guarantee a good harvest and the best return on your investment is to start out with healthy, high-quality seed potatoes and expert advice. At Agrico, we are committed to and invest in knowledge and research. This has enabled us to cultivate a wide range of unique potato varieties that display effective resistance, strong variety characteristics and a high yield. Naturally, the seed potatoes we supply are fully certified.

If you have any specific questions about the Spectraor would like to know what Agrico can do for you with respect to varieties, please feel free to contact us.

Ilie Patu

Product Manager
Ilie Patu

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