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King Edward

Scottish Seed Stocks  
English Seed Register
ParentageMagnum Bonam x Beauty of Hebron
Breeder's AgentGB Seed Industry

Late maincrop maturity producing moderate yields with high numbers of tubers per plant. Good resistance to common scab, powdery scab, spraing, mild mosaic virus and slugs. Moderately susceptible to drought, foliage blight, potato virus Yo, and susceptible to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida . Medium dry matter with good cooking quality, flavour and frying colour.
King Edward leaf
King Edward
King Edward
 

Tuber characteristics
Smoothness of skin Smooth
Shape of tuber Oval - long
Depth of eyes Shallow - medium
Colour of skin Red parti-coloured
Colour of flesh Cream
  
Botanical description
Maturity Maincrop
Height of plants Tall
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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6
   
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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7
  
Silver scurf ( Helminthosporium solani ) 
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3
      
Skin spot ( Polyscytalum pustulans ) 
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3
      
Blackleg ( Pectobacterium atrosepticum )  
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4
     
Common scab ( Streptomyces scabiei ) 
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7
  
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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5
    
Potato Virus Yo  
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2
       
Bruising 
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6
   
Splitting 
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5
    

Results of National List and Potato Council Independent Variety Trials