Epicure is the original 'Ayrshire' early potato and was bred by James Clark in England. It is a first early variety producing a good yield of round, white-skinned tubers with deep eyes and a white, floury flesh. It is known for its resistance to withstand frost damage to foliage. Tests show low resistance to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1

Parentage Magnum Bonum x Early Regent
Breeder
Breeder Agent GB Seed Industry
Breeder Rights (expiry) not set

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Characters

Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberRound
Colour of skinCream
Colour of fleshWhite
Depth of eyesDeep - very deep
Smoothness of skinMedium
Botanical Description
Colour of base of lightsproutPink
MaturityFirst Early
Height of plantsShort - medium
Colour of flowerWhite
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 April, 2016