Royal is an early maincrop variety.  This variety is suitable for both crisping and french fries.  Tubers have good resistance to bruising and splitting.  Trials have found good resistance to silver scurf, dry rot (Fusarium coeruleum) and potato mop top (spraing).  This variety has low resistance to dry rot (Fusarium sulphureum), black dot and late blight on tubers.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.

Parentage Midas x 92-BUY-1
Breeder Agent McCain Potatoes
Breeder Rights (expiry) not set


Royal Flower
Royal Tuber


Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberOval
Colour of skinYellow
Colour of fleshLight yellow
Botanical Description
MaturityEarly Maincrop

Resistance to Damage, Pests and Diseases.

Results of National List or AHDB Potatoes Independent Variety Trials
Variety information last modified on 4th of August, 2020