This variety has not undergone Independent Variety Trials testing procedures

Athlete is a second early variety ideally suited to the fresh and punnet market. It is suitable for organic production, requiring low inputs. Tests for potato cyst nematode demostrated resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 but susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1. Athlete has resistance to blackleg, foliage late blight and tuber late blight, but is susceptible to common scab.

Parentage AR 99-263-5 x Miriam
Breeder Agent Agrico UK Ltd
Breeder Rights (expiry) not set



Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberOval
Colour of skinYellow
Colour of fleshLight yellow
Depth of eyesShallow
Botanical Description
MaturitySecond Early
Colour of flowerViolet
Breeder-Provided Characters
Dry Matter22.8%
Cooking TypeSalad

Resistance to Damage, Pests and Diseases.

These scores derive from the variety breeder, not from Independent Variety Trials testing
Variety information last modified on 18th of August, 2015