Trials have found strong resistance to blackleg.  This variety has low resistance to dry rot (Fusarium sulphureum).  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated susceptibility to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.

Parentage Bydand x Caesar
Breeder Agent
Breeder Rights (expiry) not set

Images

Saphire - flower and stem
Saphire - flower

Characters

Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberShort - oval
Colour of skinWhite
Depth of eyesShallow
Botanical Description
Colour of base of lightsproutPink
MaturityEarly Maincrop
Colour of flowerWhite

Resistance to Damage, Pests and Diseases.

Results of National List or AHDB Potatoes Independent Variety Trials
Variety information last modified on 29th of July, 2008