Variety Name: SpectraRights Holder | Breeder: LANTMANNEN SW SEEDCountry of Origin: Netherlands NetherlandsYear of of introduction: 2016
Second early, high-yielding ware variety with a very regular tuber shape and an attractive smooth skin.

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.


  • Retail | General purpose
  • Large tubers
  • High tuberisation
  • Uniform tuber size

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity: Second early
  • Tuber shape: Oval round
  • Flesh Colour: Light yellow
  • Tuber size: Quite large
  • Skin colour: Yellow
  • Flower colour: White

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 attractive skin and provides a good yield.

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