Cultivar Corner: Erika’s traits include common scab, black dot resistance and cooking profile
Erika is an early-maturing yellow-skin yellow-fleshed variety. It produces shallow eyed, long-oval tubers with excellent flavor and firm cooking texture. This variety is a preferred choice of gourmet chefs due to its superb cooking profile. Erika has proven itself well for organic operations due to its high resistance to common scab and black dot.
Solanum International Inc. is the North American developer.
- Tuber shape: Long oval
- Tuber size: Medium to large
- Skin color: Yellow
- Flesh color: Yellow
- Yield: High
- Maturity: Early
- Eye depth: Shallow
- Diseases: Strong resistance to common scab. Shows good resistance to black dot.
Erika has a fairly high set, therefore, adequate spacing of 10 to 12 inches is recommended to produce larger A-sized potatoes. Standard nitrogen fertilization is recommended. Erika has good drought, scab and virus resistance.
- Gourmet variety
- Firm cooking type potato
- Early maturing
- Excellent variety for organic operations