Higgins Agriculture Ltd

Greenbank House
Finningley
Doncaster
DN9 3BZ
Great Britain

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Varieties Bred

Name Image Marketing Qualities
Bremner  Tubers have good resistance to splitting and some resistance to bruising.  Trials have found good resistance to dry rot (F. coeruleum). This variety has low resistance to dry rot (F. sulphureum). Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Moulin Rouge  Excellent gourmet quality salad type with unusual long tuber shape and red skins. It retains the excellent taste characteristics of it parents, Pink Fir Apple and Desiree. It produces very high numbers of small sized tubers with good blemish disease resistance. Susceptible to late blight on foliage, splitting, potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida . Resistance to powdery scab and skin spot.
Olympus  Tubers have good resistance to splitting and some resistance to bruising.  Trials have found strong resistance to common scab.  This variety has low resistance to late blight on foliage.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and partial resistance to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Safiyah  Safiyah is a second early variety for general purpose use. Tubers have poor resistance to splitting and some resistance to bruising.  Trials have found good resistance to potato leafroll virus, blackleg and dry rot. (F. sulphureum). This variety has low resistance to late blight on tubers.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.

Varieties Managed

Name Image Marketing Qualities
Courage  This high yielding, rapidly bulking HZPC variety produces early yields of high dry matter and uniform red skinned, round tubers. It is suitable for ex field and short term storage use. Resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.
Horizon  One of the highest yielding potato varieties to come through recent trials. It possesses excellent drought tolerance. Uniform round tubers suitable for crisping and table use in export markets. The tubers are short oval with netted skins and yellow flesh. Tests show susceptibility to late blight on tubers, common scab and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. Shows resistance to Blackleg and is resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.
Moulin Rouge  Excellent gourmet quality salad type with unusual long tuber shape and red skins. It retains the excellent taste characteristics of it parents, Pink Fir Apple and Desiree. It produces very high numbers of small sized tubers with good blemish disease resistance. Susceptible to late blight on foliage, splitting, potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida . Resistance to powdery scab and skin spot.
Olympus  Tubers have good resistance to splitting and some resistance to bruising.  Trials have found strong resistance to common scab.  This variety has low resistance to late blight on foliage.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and partial resistance to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Smile  Table potato with unusual part- coloured skin suitable for pre-packing. Smile has attracted great interest due to its unique colouration. With its bright red skin and distinctive white ‘smile’ around the eye this variety is unmistakeable. Susceptible to late blight on foliage, splitting and potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globoderaa pallida Pa2/3,1. Resistance to powdery scab.
Spunta  Tubers are long with shallow depth of eyes and white skin. The flesh is light yellow. This variety is susceptible to common scab, splitting, potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1.