Cara

Higher Taxon Solanaceae
Genus Solanum L.
Species Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Cara
Breeder Agent Irish Potato Marketing Ltd

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Cara (foliage)
Cara (leaf)
administration
Data sourceARCHE NOAH
DEPT
DEU416
FRA179
GBR017
GBR165
HZPC
IRL001
VRI RUSSIA
Plant material maintained asTuber
Tuber and in-vitro
Plant health directive EC77/93, requirementsFully tested
Part tested
Untested
Country of originIRELAND
UNITED KINGDOM
Sample statusAdvanced cultivar
Test conditionsOrganic
Non organic
plant characteristics
MaturityVery late
Late to very late
Intermediate to late
Growth habitErect to very erect
Erect
Foliage coverGood
Good to dense
Dense
Flower colourWhite
Flower frequencyRare
Rare to occasional
Occasional
Occasional to frequent
BerriesOccasional
Frequent
Very frequent
Pollen fertilityModerate
Stolon lengthVery short to short
Light sprout colourPink
tuber characteristics
Tuber skin colourPart red
Tuber eye colourRed
Primary tuber flesh colourCream
Light yellow
Tuber shapeOval to round
Oval
Tuber eye depthShallow to medium
Shallow
Very shallow
Tuber skin textureIntermediate
Smooth
Very smooth to smooth
tubering characteristics
Yield potentialHigh to very high
Very high
Tubers per plantMedium to many
Many
Tuber sizeMedium
Large
Large to very large
Very large
Tuber shape uniformityMedium to uniform
Uniform
Secondary growthMedium
Internal rust spotFrequent
Very infrequent
Resistance to external damageModerate to resistant
Dormancy periodMedium to long
utilisation characteristics
Cooking type / 411 Cooked textureFairly firm (multi-purpose type)
Fairly firm (multi-purpose type) to firm (salad type)
Mealy (floury type) to fairly firm (multi-purpose type)
After cooking blackeningNone to trace
None
Enzymic browningNone
TasteGood
Crisp suitabilityPoor
French fry suitabilityPoor
Frying colourDark
Dry matter contentLow to medium
Medium
Starch contentLow
resistance to fungal diseases
Resistance to late blight on tubersLow to medium
Medium
High
High to very high
Very high
Resistance to late blight on foliageMedium
Medium to high
High
Resistance to late blight on tubers (Laboratory test)High
Resistance to late blight on foliage (Artificial inoculum in the field)Medium to high
Resistance to late blight on foliage (Laboratory test)High
Resistance to dry rot (Fusarium coeruleum)Low to medium
Resistance to powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea)Low
High to very high
Wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)Field immune
Field immunity to wart racesRace 1
Resistance to gangrene (Phoma foveata)Very low
Low to medium
Resistance to dry rot (Fusarium spp.)Low to medium
resistance to bacterial diseases
Resistance to common scab (Streptomyces scabies)Medium to high
High
resistance to virus diseases
Resistance to potato virus ALow
Medium to high
High
Resistance to potato virus BHigh
Resistance to potato virus CMedium to high
Resistance to potato virus XLow
High
Resistance to potato virus Y (strain not specified)High
High to very high
Resistance to potato leaf roll virusMedium
High
Resistance to tobacco rattle virusLow to medium
resistance to pests
Resistance to Globodera rostochiensis race 1Very low
High
Resistance to Globodera rostochiensis race 5High to very high
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 1Low
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 2Low
environmental stress factors
Drought resistanceHigh
Frost resistanceLow
Variety information last modified on 1st of February, 2018