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.

Parentage SM.84-2-1 x Joly
Breeder Agent Caithness Potatoes Ltd
Breeder Rights (expiry) not set



Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberOval - long
Colour of skinYellow
Colour of fleshLight yellow
Depth of eyesShallow - medium
Botanical Description
Colour of base of lightsproutBlue
MaturityEarly Maincrop
Height of plantsMedium - tall
Colour of flowerBlue violet
Frequency of berriesFew

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