Althea is a new variety, which primarily use is for processing into French Fries but is also suitable for frozen type potato products. Althea is particular notable for having great frying attributes; stable low sugars, good dry matter distribution and consistent good fry colour from long term storage.
Althea has oval-long oval tubers with creamy flesh and yellow skin. Medium- late maturity, producing medium -large tubers.
Althea is a variety that will fry well at the end of the season and therefore can be utilized as a longer term storage variety. Althea also has a high specific gravity,