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Scottish Seed Stocks  
English Seed Register
ParentageDoon Pearl x Cumnock
Breeder's AgentGB Seed Industry

Short oval tubers with white to cream flesh. Short dormancy. Susceptible to drought. Moderate to low yields. Susceptible to tuber blight and late blight on foliage, potato cyst nematode GLobodera rostochiensis Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. Good resistance to Bruising, Splitting, skin spor, Dry rot Fusarium coeruleum powdery scab and spraing (TRV). Medium to high dry matter. Tendency to discolour after cooking.
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Tuber characteristics
Smoothness of skin Medium
Shape of tuber Short - oval
Depth of eyes Shallow
Colour of skin White
Colour of flesh White
  
Botanical description
Maturity First Early
Height of plants Medium
Frequency of berries Absent
Colour of flower White
Colour of base of lightsprout Blue

Resistance to Damage, Pests and DiseasesLow.......High
Dry rot ( Fusarium coeruleum ) 
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Late blight on foliage ( Phytophthora infestans )  
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Late blight on tubers ( Phytophthora infestans ) 
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Powdery scab ( Spongospora subterranea ) 
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Skin spot ( Polyscytalum pustulans ) 
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Blackleg ( Pectobacterium atrosepticum )  
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Common scab ( Streptomyces scabiei ) 
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Potato Cyst Nematode ( Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1 ) 
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Potato Cyst Nematode ( Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 ) 
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Potato Leafroll Virus 
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Potato Virus Yo  
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Bruising 
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Splitting 
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Results of National List and Potato Council Independent Variety Trials