Captain has a relatively early maturity that produces large bold tubers with a very nice skin finish.  The variety is suited for fresh pack and is known for a uniform larger tuber profile compared to other varieties in the same category.  Captain is a grower friendly variety and easy to manage.

Utilization: Fresh
Maturity: early Maincrop (85-95 DAP)
Yield: High
Skin Color: Yellow, smooth
Flesh Color: Light yellow
Tuber Shape: Short oval, uniform
Tuber Size: Large
Tuber Set: 8-10
Dry Matter: 16.0-17.0 %
Dormancy: medium long
Storage: Medium

Variety Strengths:

  • Moderate tolerance to Heat and Drought
  • Quick plant emergence and good plant vigor 
  • High resistance to Early blight
  • Moderate resistance to PVYo virus
  • Resistant to PVYntn virus
  • Moderate to high resistance to Common scab
  • High resistance to Netted scab
  • High tolerance to mechanical handling and bruising
  • Low incidence to Secondary growth, Growth cracks and Hollow heart
  • Resistance to internal rust spot
  • Good eating qualities and good taste profile
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