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Scottish Seed Stocks  
English Seed Register
ParentageMorag x Maris Piper
BreederCygnet PB Ltd
Breeder's AgentCygnet PB Ltd
Plant Breeders Rights (expire)2031

Suitable for the pre-pack, French fry and chipping markets. Dry matter 21%. Produces high yields of bright bold tubers with shallow eyes. Long dormancy gives good long-term storability with stable fry colours. Susceptible to Dry rot Fusarium sulphureum, late blight on foliage, potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1 and potato virus Yo. Shows resistance to enzymic browning, gangrene, Black dot, Blackleg and resistance to potato cyst nematode Globodera Rostochiensis Ro1.
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Tuber characteristics
Smoothness of skin Smooth
Shape of tuber Oval - long
Depth of eyes Shallow
Colour of skin White
Colour of flesh Cream
  
Botanical description
Maturity Early Maincrop
Height of plants Medium
Frequency of berries Absent
Colour of flower Red violet
Colour of base of lightsprout Pink

Resistance to Damage, Pests and DiseasesLow.......High
Black dot ( Colletotrichum coccodes ) 
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8
 
Dry rot ( Fusarium coeruleum ) 
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6
   
Dry rot ( Fusarium sulphureum ) 
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3
      
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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5
    
Silver scurf ( Helminthosporium solani ) 
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4
     
Skin spot ( Polyscytalum pustulans ) 
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5
    
Blackleg ( Pectobacterium atrosepticum )  
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Common scab ( Streptomyces scabiei ) 
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4
     
Potato Cyst Nematode ( Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1 ) 
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2
       
Potato Cyst Nematode ( Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 ) 
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9
Potato Leafroll Virus 
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3
      
Potato Virus Yo  
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3
      
Bruising 
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Splitting 
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Results of National List and Potato Council Independent Variety Trials