A second early variety bred by Scottish breeder Archibald Findlay in Lincolnshire and first marketed in 1920. Catriona produces a moderate yield of long oval, parti-coloured blue tubers with a light yellow flesh. It has excellent flavour and cooking qualities. Susceptible to potato cyst nematode Globodera rotochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1.

Parentage McGill and Smiths seedling 10.264 A 10.612
Breeder Agent GB Seed Industry
Breeder Rights (expiry) not set


Catriona (flower)


Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberOval
Colour of skinBlue parti-coloured
Colour of fleshLight yellow
Depth of eyesShallow
Smoothness of skinSmooth
Botanical Description
Colour of base of lightsproutBlue
MaturitySecond Early
Colour of flowerBlue violet
Frequency of berriesAbsent

Resistance to Damage, Pests and Diseases.

Results of National List or AHDB Potatoes Independent Variety Trials
Variety information last modified on 6th of February, 2018