The British Potato Variety Database

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Markies

Scottish Seed Stocks  
English Seed Register
ParentageAgria x Fianna
Breeder's AgentAgrico UK Ltd
Plant Breeders Rights (expire)2029

Exceptional fry quality, long-term storage with low reducing sugars, good dormancy. Very low requirement for nitrogen. High tolerance to drought stress. Late foliage maturity, but, early in setting tubers. Resistance to dry rot Fusarium coeruleum , late blight on tubers, blackleg, Bruising, splitting. Resistant to potato virus Yo and potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptible to Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1.
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Tuber characteristics
Smoothness of skin Medium
Shape of tuber Oval
Depth of eyes Shallow - medium
Colour of skin Cream
Colour of flesh Light yellow
  
Botanical description
Maturity Maincrop
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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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