Available in smaller quantities

Empress is a second early creamer that produces a high number of tubers per plant.  It is ideally suited for the baby potato market segment, typically creamer size is ready at 68-74 DAP, depending on location.  Short oval to oval in shape and bright smooth skin finish makes this a natural choice for consideration.  Characteristics such as early maturity, uniform tuber type, great flavor profile and regional adaptability makes this a creamer suitable for the creamer segment.

Utilization: Fresh Market - Creamer Type
Maturity: second Early as a Creamer type (72-75 DAP)
Yield:  High 
Skin Color: Yellow, smooth
Flesh Color: light Yellow

Tuber Shape: short Oval to Oval
Tuber Size: Small to medium
Tuber Set: 18-23
Dry Matter: 21-22 %
Dormancy: short to Medium
Storage: Medium 

Variety Strengths:

  • Moderate to high tolerance to Heat and Drought 
  • Rapid foliage development
  • High marketable creamer yield
  • Uniform tuber shape and size
  • Moderate to High Resistance to Late Blight
  • Moderate to High Resistance to Common scab
  • Moderate to High Resistance to Netted scab
  • High resistance to Black leg (Pecto bacterium)
  • High Resistance to some PVY virus strains
  • High Resistance to Early Blight
  • High tolerance to mechanical handling and bruising
  • Very low incidence of Secondary growth, Growth cracks and Hollow heart
  • Excellent eating qualities and good taste profile
  • Low N requirement, less than Bintje
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