Marvel is an early maincrop variety. This variety is particularily suitable for french fries. Tubers have excellent resistance to splitting. Trials have found good resistance to dry rot (F. coeruleum) and dry rot (F. sulphureum). The variety is susceptible to potato virus Yn and bruising. Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and partial resistance to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.
SM.84-2-1 x Joly
Breeder Rights (expiry)
|Shape of tuber||Oval - long|
|Colour of skin||Yellow|
|Colour of flesh||Light yellow|
|Depth of eyes||Shallow - medium|
|Colour of base of lightsprout||Blue|
|Height of plants||Medium - tall|
|Colour of flower||Blue violet|
|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 31st of July, 2013