McCain Potatoes

DD10 9LF
United Kingdom


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Varieties Bred


Varieties Managed

Name Image Marketing Qualities
Royal  Royal is an early maincrop variety.  This variety is suitable for both crisping and french fries.  Tubers have good resistance to bruising and splitting.  Trials have found good resistance to silver scurf, dry rot (Fusarium coeruleum) and potato mop top (spraing).  This variety has low resistance to dry rot (Fusarium sulphureum), black dot and 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.
Shepody  Early maincrop maturity producing high yields of large long oval tubers. Good resistance spraing. Moderately susceptible to late blight on foliage and tubers and potato virus Yo. Susceptable to gangrene and potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3,1 . Medium to high dry matter with good fry colours.