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.
Patersons Victoria x Old Blue Don
Breeder Rights (expiry)
|Shape of tuber||Short - oval|
|Colour of skin||Cream|
|Colour of flesh||Cream|
|Depth of eyes||Shallow - medium|
|Smoothness of skin||Medium|
|Colour of base of lightsprout||Pink|
|Colour of flower||White|
|Frequency of berries||Few|
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