Plant Breeding Institute

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Norwich

Great Britain

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Varieties Bred

Name Image Marketing Qualities
Maris Bard  First early maturity, high yielding and early bulking. Good resistance to, gangrene, drought, damage and bruising. Moderately susceptible to spraing, powdery scab and susceptible to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. Medium dry matter with good boiling and frying quality.
Maris Peer  Second early maturity producing moderate yields of very uniform sample. Good resistance to powdery scab, gangrene, damage, bruising and skin spot. Moderately susceptible to drought, potato virus Yo, spraing and slug damage. Susceptible to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. Medium/low dry matter, firm cooked texture, good boiling quality.
Maris Piper  Maincrop maturity with high yields and many tubers per plant. Good resistance to gangrene ans splitting. Suitable for storage. Moderately susceptible to common scab, powdery scab, potato virus Yo, Dry rot Fusarium coeruleum , Fusarium sulphureum and slugs. Tests show this variety is susceptipble to potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1 and resistant to Globodera rostochiensis . Medium dry matter with good cooking and frying qualities.
Rocket  Produces extremely early yield of firm, waxy texture tubers. Particularly suited to green top lifting and responds well under polythene. Yields best under long day length conditions of Northern Europe. Susceptible to late blight on tubers and powdery scab. Resistnace to Bruising and splitting Resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.
Saxon  Consistent high second early yield of bakers. Boils and bakes with good texture and freedom from cooking blackening or disintegration. Produces bold, bright tubers with excellent black dot resistance allowing long-term storage. Produces early dry matter with good fry colour. Shows susceptibility on late blight on foliage. Resistance to blackdot, dry rot Fusarium sulphureum , blackleg, potato leafroll virus, bruising and splitting. Resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.

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