Table potato with unusual part- coloured skin suitable for pre-packing. Smile has attracted great interest due to its unique colouration. With its bright red skin and distinctive white ‘smile’ around the eye this variety is unmistakeable. Susceptible to late blight on foliage, splitting and potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globoderaa pallida Pa2/3,1. Resistance to powdery scab.

Parentage Rode Eersteling x SVP
Breeder Agent Higgins Agriculture Ltd
Breeder Rights (expiry) 2036


Smile (tuber)


Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberOval
Colour of skinRed parti-coloured
Colour of fleshCream
Depth of eyesShallow
Smoothness of skinSmooth
Botanical Description
Colour of base of lightsproutPink
MaturitySecond Early
Height of plantsVery short
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 4th of December, 2007