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A crop breeding program started at the National Institute of Agricultural Sciences (INCA) in 1985, with the objective of obtaining some Cuban potato varieties with disease resistance, high yields and tuber quality; consequently, eight Cuban varieties were achieved. Lajera is a new variety released by the classical hybridization method, which has high yields, quality for fresh consumption and field resistance to A. solani and potato leaf roll virus (PLRV). It has been commercially recorded as a new Cuban variety, granted by the National Institute of Plant Protection from the Ministry of Agriculture of Cuba. This paper presents the main characteristics of this variety and its pedigree
Keywords : potato; varieties.