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Blue Danube

Scottish Seed Stocks  
English Seed Register
Parentage78.139.25 x VK.69.491
BreederSárvári Research Trust
Breeder's AgentSarvari Research Trust
Plant Breeders Rights (expire)2039

Tubers have some resistance to bruising and splitting.  Trials have found good resistance to blackleg, skin spot, potato virus Yo , dry rot (Fusarium coeruleum) and potato leafroll virus.  This variety has low resistance to dry rot caused by Fusarium sulphureum.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1. Susceptible to silver scurf and common scab.
Blue Danube
   

Tuber characteristics
Smoothness of skin Medium
Shape of tuber Oval
Depth of eyes Medium
Colour of skin Blue
Colour of flesh White
  
Botanical description
Maturity Maincrop
Height of plants Tall
Colour of flower Violet
Colour of base of lightsprout Blue

Resistance to Damage, Pests and DiseasesLow.......High
Black dot ( Colletotrichum coccodes ) 
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6
   
Black scurf ( Rhizoctonia solani ) 
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9
Dry rot ( Fusarium coeruleum ) 
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9
Dry rot ( Fusarium sulphureum ) 
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Late blight on foliage ( Phytophthora infestans )  
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4
     
Late blight on tubers ( Phytophthora infestans ) 
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4
     
Powdery scab ( Spongospora subterranea ) 
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6
   
Silver scurf ( Helminthosporium solani ) 
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3
      
Skin spot ( Polyscytalum pustulans ) 
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8
 
Blackleg ( Pectobacterium atrosepticum )  
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7
  
Common scab ( Streptomyces scabiei ) 
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3
      
Potato Cyst Nematode ( Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1 ) 
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3
      
Potato Cyst Nematode ( Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 ) 
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9
Potato Leafroll Virus 
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9
Potato Virus Yo  
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8
 
Bruising 
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6
   
Splitting 
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5
    

Results of National List and Potato Council Independent Variety Trials