Kestrel gives good yields of very attractive, long oval, parti-coloured tubers which have good all round cooking quality. It has good chipping potential, particularly early in the season.

Parentage Solanum vernei x Cara
Breeder Agent Caithness Potatoes Ltd
Breeder Rights (expiry) 2022


Kestrel (sprout)
Kestrel (leaf)
Kestrel (flower)
Kestrel (foliage)


Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberOval - long
Colour of skinBlue parti-coloured
Colour of fleshCream
Depth of eyesShallow - medium
Smoothness of skinSmooth
Botanical Description
Colour of base of lightsproutBlue
MaturitySecond Early
Height of plantsMedium
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 9th of June, 2020