Merlin gives a very high yield of bold parti-coloured tubers of good all round cooking quality. It has good drought and heat tolerance making it ideally suited to production in countries such as Spain or the Canary Islands.

Parentage Cara x 93/2
Breeder Agent Caithness Potatoes Ltd
Breeder Rights (expiry) 2027


Merlin (sprout)
Merlin (leaf)
Merlin (foliage)
Merlin (tuber)
Merlin (tuber)


Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberShort - oval
Colour of skinRed parti-coloured
Colour of fleshCream
Depth of eyesMedium
Smoothness of skinMedium
Botanical Description
Colour of base of lightsproutPink
MaturityEarly Maincrop
Height of plantsTall
Colour of flowerRed 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 1st of February, 2018