Challenger is an early maincrop variety.  This variety is particularily suitable for french fries.  Tubers have good resistance to splitting and some resistance to bruising.  Trials have found good resistance to dry rot, silver scurf, common scab and skin spot.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.

Parentage Aziza x Victoria
Breeder Agent HZPC UK Limited
Breeder Rights (expiry) 2036


Challenger Flower


Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberOval
Colour of skinYellow
Colour of fleshLight yellow
Botanical Description
MaturityEarly Maincrop
Height of plantsMedium - tall
Colour of flowerWhite
Frequency of berriesMedium

Resistance to Damage, Pests and Diseases.

Results of National List or AHDB Potatoes Independent Variety Trials
Variety information last modified on 4th of August, 2020