British Queen was bred by the Scottish breeder Archibald Finlay in Lincolnshire and first marketed in 1894. The variety is still popular in Ireland where it is sold as 'Queens'. British Queen is second early variety producing a moderate to high yield of white-skinned, oval tubers with a white, floury flesh. Low resistance to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1.

Parentage Patersons Victoria x Old Blue Don
Breeder Agent GB Seed Industry
Breeder Rights (expiry) not set


British Queen (foliage)
British Queen (flower)


Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberShort - oval
Colour of skinCream
Colour of fleshCream
Depth of eyesShallow - medium
Smoothness of skinMedium
Botanical Description
Colour of base of lightsproutPink
MaturitySecond Early
Colour of flowerWhite
Frequency of berriesFew

Resistance to Damage, Pests and Diseases.

Results of National List or AHDB Potatoes Independent Variety Trials
Variety information last modified on 9th of July, 2015