An outstanding early bulking variety with attractive appearance on the shelf and excellent flavour. With 25% higher yields than existing punnet varieties, Emerald is proving to be extremely popular with growers and retailers alike. Susceptible to black dot, dry rot Fusarium coeruleum , Fusarium sulphureum and potato leafroll virus. Resistant to powdery scab. When tested for resistance to potato cyst nematode, this variety showed susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and globodera pallida Pa2/3,1.

Parentage Maris Peer x Charlotte
Breeder Agent Greenvale AP
Breeder Rights (expiry) 2035


Vales Emerald (flower)


Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberShort - oval
Colour of skinWhite
Colour of fleshMedium yellow
Depth of eyesShallow - medium
Smoothness of skinSmooth
Botanical Description
Colour of base of lightsproutPink
MaturityFirst Early
Height of plantsMedium
Colour of flowerRed 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 29th of July, 2008