Minerva is a very early, high-yielding table potato with creamy flesh and very light yellow smooth skin. It forms nice-shaped tubers with good test. Minerva is one of the very early varieties offered in the market early enough and at a high price.


Maturity Very early
Plant type Intermediate
Growth habit Semi-upright
Color of flower White
Foliage development Rapid
Number of tubers Medium
Dormancy Medium

Tuber characteristics

Tuber shape Round oval
Flesh color Cream
Eye depth Shallow
Skin color Light yellow
Skin characteristic Smooth


Nematodes Ro 1
Potato wart disease Race 1
Leaf blight Medium
Tuber blight Medium
Rhizoctonia High
Black leg Medium
Common scab Medium
Internal rust spot High
Second growth High
Damages Medium
Bruising High
PVY Medium, High
PVY ntn High

Yield and Quality

Market outlet Early ware, Directmarketing
Yield High
Share oversize Very high
Share undersize Very low
Cooking type Fairly firm cooking
After cooking discoloration Very low
Discoloration raw Very low
Dry matter content Medium