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Anya

Scottish Seed Stocks  
English Seed Register
ParentagePink Fir Apple x Desiree
BreederJames Hutton Institute
Breeder's AgentAlbert Bartlett and Sons (Airdrie) Ltd
Plant Breeders Rights (expire)2026

Anya is a speciality variety with distinct nutty taste and waxy texture. Very long oval tubers with parti-coloured skins and cream flesh. Will produce high tuber numbers. Tests show susceptibility to late blight on foliage, powdery scab, potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa3/2, 1, potato cyst nematode Globodera rostchiensis Ro1, Potato Virus Yo and Splitting. Resistance to common scab.
Anya
   

Tuber characteristics
Smoothness of skin Medium
Shape of tuber Oval - long
Depth of eyes Very deep
Colour of skin White
Colour of flesh White
  
Botanical description
Maturity Second Early
Frequency of berries Absent
Colour of base of lightsprout Pink

Resistance to Damage, Pests and DiseasesLow.......High
Black dot ( Colletotrichum coccodes ) 
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5
    
Late blight on foliage ( Phytophthora infestans )  
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3
      
Late blight on tubers ( Phytophthora infestans ) 
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4
     
Powdery scab ( Spongospora subterranea ) 
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3
      
Blackleg ( Pectobacterium atrosepticum )  
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6
   
Common scab ( Streptomyces scabiei ) 
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8
 
Potato Cyst Nematode ( Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1 ) 
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2
       
Potato Cyst Nematode ( Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 ) 
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2
       
Potato Leafroll Virus 
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6
   
Potato Virus Yo  
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2
       
Bruising 
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5
    
Splitting 
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3
      

Results of National List and Potato Council Independent Variety Trials