Teagasc Crops Research Centre

Oak Park Research Centre
Carlow

Ireland

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Varieties Bred

Name Image Marketing Qualities
Ambo  Ambo is a very attractive early maturing versatile parti-coloured variety with good foliage and tuber late blight resistance. High yielding in a wide range of soil types and presents good drought resistance. Resistance to late blight on tubers. Susceptible to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa3/2,1. Susceptible to potato virus Yo.
Anna  Anna produces a high yield of bright tubers suitable for pre-packing. It shows very good storage capability. Susceptible to Powdery scab, potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa 2/3,1. common scab, potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1, Bruising and Splitting.
Avondale  Avondale has good resistant to foliage and tuber blight, common scab, potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1. A good potato for dishes where boiling, baking or home-prepared French fries are required. Susceptible to powdery scab.
Balmoral  Balmoral is a high yielding variety with low outgrade levels. Long oval tubers, parti-coloured skin with cream flesh and distinct pink eyes. Good resistance to common scab. Susceptible to late blight on foliage, potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1.
Banba  Very high yielding variety. Banba produces a high percentage of large long-oval tubers. Resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and good resistance to common scab, drought and mechanical damage. Susceptible to blackleg and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. It shows very good storage capability.
Barna  Excellent robust variety suitable for diverse cooking uses including French fries. It has very good storage qualities and has resistance to diseases such as tuber late blight, blackleg. Susceptible to powdery scab, potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida .
Burren  Great variety for Mediterranean-type climates. Burren is a long-oval potato with shallow eyes, good drought resistance and good storage capability. It is very high yielding and produces larger crops compared with Spunta. This variety has susceptibilty to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. Test show resistance to Potato leafroll virus and potato virus Yo.
Camelot  Very attractive parti-coloured variety with smooth skin and white tuber flesh colour. Culinary use is suited to boiling and steaming due to its slightly mealy texture. . Camelot is shows resistance to common scab and shows good resistance to drought. Resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.
Cara  Very robust variety. It is extremely high yielding and very uniform. Cara is also a versatile potato suitable for a wide range of culinary uses including chipping. Susceptible to Dry rot Fusarium sulphureum Powdery scab, potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. Tests show resistance to late blight on tubers, Silver scurf, common scab potato virus Yo, Bruising and Splitting. Cara is resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.
Carnaval  Firm potatoes with very good storage quality. Carnaval produces tubers with good appearance and medium dry matter which does not burn brown after peeling. It is high yielding, resistant to common scab, drought, mechanical damage and internal bruising.
Colleen  Early variety. Colleen is very suitable for early crisping and organic production. Susceptible to late blight on foliage and Blackleg. `Tests shown resistance to Late blight on tubers and resistance to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.
Cultra  Cultra is a high yielding variety with low outgrade levels. Long oval tubers, parti coloured skins with cream flesh. Distinct pink eyes. Excellent cooking characteristics, with long term storage potential. Susceptible to spraing, internal rust spot, potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1 and potato virus Yo. Resistance to Splitting and tests show Cultra as resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.
Druid  Very vigorous high yielding variety. Resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1, with good resistance to tuber blight and common scab. Versatile in its culinary uses, it is suitable for crisping and French fries.
Emma  Excellent tasting potato suitable for early baker production. Emma combines earliness with good skin finish. Susceptible to Powdery scab.
Galactica  Excellent high yielding early parti-coloured variety. Galactica shows resistance to tuber blight, common scab and Potato Cyst Nematode Globodera Rostochiensis Ro1 but susceptibility to foliage blight.
Habibi  Habibi is very suitable for drought prone areas. It shows good tuber blight and common scab resistance. It is resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1. It produces high yields of tubers with good appearance. Suitable for boiling and steaming.
Infinity  Tubers have good resistance to splitting.  Trials have found good resistance to blackleg, dry rot (Fusarium coeruleum) and potato mop top (spraing).  This variety has low resistance to 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.
Kikko  Very high yielding drought resistant variety. Tubers are long to long-oval and have good skin finish. Susceptibility to Blackleg. It is resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1. Suitable for boiling and steaming.
Malin  Beautiful potato suitable for the washing and pre-packing sector. It responds well to irrigation. For use in dishes where potatoes must be boiled or steamed. Shows resistance to Powdery scab and common scab.
Nectar  Nectar produces high numbers of tubers with very smooth skin and is very suitable for pre-packing. It has good resistance gangrene while also keeping well in storage. It is a potato suitable for stews and other dishes where a firm potato is required. Susceptible to dry rot Fusarium sulphureum and both potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1and Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. resistance to Silver scurf.
Orla  Excellent tasting potato for the pre-packing sector. Very grower friendly, it produces high yields with good baker content. Orla is suited for organic production. Susceptible to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. Tests shoe resistance to late blight on tubers, bruising and splitting. Resistant to potato virus Yo.
Red Cara  Red Cara produces a very fast emerging canopy and vigorous plants. Tubers are uniform and suitable for a range of culinary uses including home chipping. It is high yielding and keeps well in storage. Susceptible to powdery scab. Shows resistance to late blight on foliage and tubers. Resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.
Rooster  An excellent all-round potato combining beautiful taste with good yields. Rooster produces excellent French fries and it is perfect for mashing and roasting. As a special variety, careful seed handling is necessary for optimal crop results. Susceptible to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. Tests show resistance to blackleg and potato leafroll virus.
Savanna  A variety presenting excellent appearance, smooth skin and high yields of white fleshed tubers suitable for washing. Savanna shows very good resistance to common scab and Rhizoctonia and good resistance to tuber blight and gangrene. It performs very well in warm climates and keeps well in storage.
Setanta  A very high dry matter potato with resistance to and dry rot (Fusarium coeruleum), blackleg, mop top (spraing), bruising and splitting. The variety has susceptibility to tuber late blight and common scab. It keeps very well in storage and its eating quality is excellent. It is also suitable for starch production, crisping and organic production. Tests for potato cyst nematode have demonstrated susceptibility for both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa2/3 and 1.
Shannon  An early variety. Shannon produces high early yields of large good eating potatoes particularly suitable for baking. Susceptible to powdery scab, potato virus Yo, potato cyst nematode globodera pallida Pa2/3,1 and Globodera rostochienisis Ro1. Tests show resistance to common scab, potato leafroll virus, bruising and splitting.
Slaney  Very high yielding variety, it produces a very vigorous canopy and abundant flowers. Slaney is a very efficient nutrient user allowing less fertiliser applications. It eats well, being good for boiling, steaming, baking and chipping. Susceptible to late blight on tubers and potato leafroll virus. Shows resistance to splitting. When tested for resistance to potato cyst nematode, Slenay showed resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1.

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