Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland

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Belfast

Great Britain

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Varieties Bred

Name Image Marketing Qualities
Navan  Particularly suited for chip shop and French fry production. High yielding with superb fry colour. Good heat and drought tolerance. High dry matter. Susceptible to bruising. Tests show resistance to splitting and potato virus Yo. When tested against potato cyst nematode, resuslts showed it was resistant to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptible to globodera pallida Pa2/3,1.
Nieta  Suitable for French fry production in Mediterranean/North African climate. Produces high yield of large tubers in these climates. Good cooking qualities - freedom from enzymic browning and after cooking discoloration. resistant to splitting. Susceptible to potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1 and slightly susceptible to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.
Roscor  Trials have found good resistance to blackleg and potato virus Yo .¬†¬†Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.

Varieties Managed

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