Scottish Crop Research Institute

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Great Britain

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Varieties Bred

Name Image Marketing Qualities
Anya  Anya is a speciality variety with distinct nutty taste and waxy texture. Very long oval tubers with parti-coloured skins and cream flesh. Will produce high tuber numbers. Tests show susceptibility to late blight on foliage, powdery scab, potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa3/2, 1, potato cyst nematode Globodera rostchiensis Ro1, Potato Virus Yo and Splitting. Resistance to common scab.
Chaski  Tubers have excellent resistance to splitting and some resistance to bruising.  Trials have found good resistance to powdery scab, common scab, blackleg, potato leafroll virus and potato virus Yo .  This variety has low resistance to dry rot, particularly Fusarium suplhureum, and late blight on tubers.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Chincha  Tubers have good resistance to splitting and poor resistance to bruising.  Trials have found good resistance to potato virus Yo, silver scurf, skin spot and some resistance to black dot, powdery scab, blackleg and common scab.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Claret  Claret is a high yielding variety perfect for pre-packing. It has long dormancy which increases its store life and improves appearance on the table. Susceptibility to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis and globodera pallida . It has a good resistance to common scab and potato virus Yo.
Gemson  Tubers have good resistance to splitting.  Trials have found good resistance to powdery scab, blackleg, silver scurf and potato leafroll virus.  This variety has low resistance to dry rot Fusarium sulphureum and Fusarium coeruleum , Bruising and late blight on tubers.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Harlequin  Harlequin is a speciality variety with delicate and waxy texture. Long tubers with parti-colour skins and cream flesh. Will produce high tuber numbers. Excellent cooking qualities. Susceptible to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.
Heriot  Ear - density:semi-lax.First rachis segment - margin hair:moderate to numerous.
Inca Bella  Tubers have good resistance to bruising and splitting.  Trials have found good resistance to black dot, powdery scab, blackleg, common scab and dry rot (Fusarium coeruleum).  This variety has low resistance to dry rot (Fusarium suplhureum) and late blight on tubers.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Inca Dawn  Tubers have good resistance to splitting and weak resistance to bruising.  Trials have found good resistance to potato virus Yo and common scab.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Jester  Tubers have some resistance to splitting and good resistance to bruising.  Trials have found good resistance to powdery scab, common scab and potato virus a..  This variety has low resistance to dry rot and potato leafroll virus..  Tests for resistance to potato cyst eelworm demonstrated susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Lady Balfour  Lady Balfour is a very high yielding organic variety. Vigour is exceptional under low fertility conditions. Dormancy is extremely long, allowing long term storage without the use of sprout suppressants. Susceptible to late Blackdot, dry rot Fusarium sulphureum , silver scurf, skin spot and potato leafroll virus. resistance to late blight on tubers, powdery scab, blackleg and potato virus Yo.
Livet  Ear - density:semi-dense.First rachis segment - margin hair:absent or sparse.
Mayan Gold  Mayan Gold originated from the foothills of the Andes of Peru where its ancestors were once farmed by the Incas. Mayan Gold is a golden coloured tuber with a nutty flavour proving to be an exceptional variety for chip, crisp and roast manufacturing. Susceptible to Dry rot Fusarium sulphureum , potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. Tests show resistance to late blight on foliage, skin spot and common scab. Resistant to powdery scab.
Mayan Queen  This variety is susceptible to dry rot Fusarium sulphureum , late blight on tubers, potato virus Yo, potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida . Tests show resistance to powdery scab, blackleg, common scab and bruising.
Mayan Star  Tubers have good resistance to splitting and excellent resistance to bruising.  Trials have found good resistance to late blight on tubers, powdery scab and blackleg.  This variety has low resistance to dry rot (Fusarium sulphureum) and potato virus Yo .  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Mayan Twilight  Tubers have some resistance to splitting and good resistance to bruising.  Trials have found good resistance to powdery scab, common scab and blackleg.  This variety has low resistance to dry rot (Fusarium sulphureum), late blight on tubers and potato virus Yo . Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Mistay  Tubers have poor resistance to splitting and some resistance to bruising.  Trials have found good resistance to dry rot (F. coeruleum) and powdery scab.  This variety has low resistance to dry rot (F. sulphureum).  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated partial resistance to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Paru  Tubers have excellent resistance to splitting and some resistance to bruising.  Trials have found good resistance to dry rot (Fusarium coeruleum), powdery scab, common scab and blackleg.  This variety has low resistance to dry rot (Fusarium sulphureum), late blight on tubers and potato virus Yo ..  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Pentland Crown  Suitable for pre-pack and general ware. Oval white tubers with white to cream flesh. High yields with moderate outgrade levels, mainly mechanical damage, misshapen tubers, greens and outgrowth cracks. Susceptible to foliage blight and spraing. Resistant to blackleg, common scab, leaf roll virus and virus Yo. Susceptible to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. Medium to high dry matter.
Pentland Dell  Maincrop maturity producing high yields, long dormancy. Good resistance to mild mosaic viruses, powdery scab and slugs. Susceptible to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis , Globodera pallida and spraing. Moderately high dry matter with a tendency to disintegrate after boiling.
Pentland Ivory  Trials have found good resistance to potato virus Yo and dry rot Fusarium coeruleum .
Pentland Javelin  First early maturity, high yielding but tendency to bulk late. High resistance to potato virus Yo and good resistance to splitting and bruising. Resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1. Moderately susceptible to tuber blight and spraing. Medium to low dry matter with firm cooked texture and good boiling quality.
Pentland Squire  Early maincrop maturity producing high yields of large tubers with low tuber numbers per plant. Resistant to mild mosaic virus drought, bruising and splitting. Moderately susceptible to spraing and potato virus Yo. Susceptible to potato cyst nematode globodera rostochiensis and globodera pallida . Medium to high dry matter with good cooking quality.
Pioneer  Trials have found good resistance to powdery scab, blackleg, common scab, potato leafroll virus. and potato virus A.  This variety has low resistance to dry rot Fusarium coeruleum , Fusarium sulphureum , late blight on foliage and potato virus Yn.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Sebastian  High yielding parti-coloured variety with drought resistance. Suitable for the table market. Performs well in the Mediterranean basin. Susceptible to late blight on foliage and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. Tests show resistance to potato virus Yo and is resistant to blackleg and potato cyst nematode globodera rostochiensis Ro1.
Tabitha  Tubers have good resistance to splitting.  Trials have found good resistance to blackleg, powdery scab and potato virus Yo, and some resistance to potato leafroll virus, common scab and silver scurf.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated partial resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Trixie  Trials have found good resistance to dry rot (Fusarium coeruleum) and common scab.  This variety has low resistance to dry rot (Fusarium sulphureum) and potato leafroll virus.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Tyne  Ear - density:semi-dense to medium.First rachis segment - profile:straight to bent forward.First rachis segment - margin hair:absent or sparse.
Vales Emerald  An outstanding early bulking variety with attractive appearance on the shelf and excellent flavour. With 25% higher yields than existing punnet varieties, Emerald is proving to be extremely popular with growers and retailers alike. Susceptible to black dot, dry rot Fusarium coeruleum , Fusarium sulphureum and potato leafroll virus. Resistant to powdery scab. When tested for resistance to potato cyst nematode, this variety showed susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and globodera pallida Pa2/3,1.
Vales Everest  Vales Everest is an exceptionally high yielding variety suitable for processing. It is well regarded as a good maincrop potato, particularly suitable for those growing in hot dry climates such as the Mediterranean. Drought tolerant variety. Susceptible to black dot, black leg, bruising and dry rot Fusarium sulphureum .
Vales Sovereign  Vales Sovereign is grown for the general bakers pre-pack market and has low waste levels. Early-maturing maincrop offers a good option for the general whites/bakers market. Susceptible to potato leafroll virus. Resistance to blackleg and common scab. when tested for resistance to potato cyst nematode, this variety showed susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1 and resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.
Wizard  Tubers have good resistance to bruising and splitting, foliage late blight, powdery scab, dry rot (Fusarium sulphureum), potato virus A and mop top (spraing). 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
Chincha  Tubers have good resistance to splitting and poor resistance to bruising.  Trials have found good resistance to potato virus Yo, silver scurf, skin spot and some resistance to black dot, powdery scab, blackleg and common scab.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
Tabitha  Tubers have good resistance to splitting.  Trials have found good resistance to blackleg, powdery scab and potato virus Yo, and some resistance to potato leafroll virus, common scab and silver scurf.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated partial resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.