Winston is a very early variety, giving good yields of bold white tubers within a very short growing season. It has good drought and heat tolerance, resistance to potato virus yo and bruising. When tested for resistance to potato cyst nematode, this variety showed susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1 and resistant to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.

Parentage Kismet x DXMP70 ( Desiree x Maris Piper)
Breeder Agent Caithness Potatoes Ltd
Breeder Rights (expiry) 2022


Winston (leaf)
Winston (foliage)


Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberShort - oval
Colour of skinWhite
Colour of fleshCream
Depth of eyesShallow
Smoothness of skinSmooth
Botanical Description
Colour of base of lightsproutPink
MaturityFirst Early
Height of plantsShort - medium
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