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Melody

Scottish Seed Stocks  
English Seed Register
ParentageVE7445 x W72.22.496
BreederMeijer Research BV
Breeder's AgentPotato Innovations Limited
Plant Breeders Rights (expire)2030

Melody is a high quality pre-packing variety. It has a high yield potential of oval, uniform, attractive tubers with light yellow, bright smooth skins and flesh. Marketable yields, storage quality and cooking characteristics are all excellent. Melody has a good all-round disease resistance. Susceptible to potato leafroll virus. Resistance to dry rot Fusarium sulphureum , late blight on tubers, common scab, potato virus yo, bruising, splitting. Tests show that Melody is resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptible to Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1.
Melody
   

Tuber characteristics
Smoothness of skin Smooth
Shape of tuber Oval
Depth of eyes Shallow
Colour of skin Yellow
Colour of flesh Medium yellow
  
Botanical description
Maturity Maincrop
Height of plants Medium
Frequency of berries Few
Colour of flower Red violet
Colour of base of lightsprout Violet

Resistance to Damage, Pests and DiseasesLow.......High
Black dot ( Colletotrichum coccodes ) 
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Dry rot ( Fusarium coeruleum ) 
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5
    
Dry rot ( Fusarium sulphureum ) 
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7
  
Late blight on foliage ( Phytophthora infestans )  
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4
     
Late blight on tubers ( Phytophthora infestans ) 
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7
  
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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6
   
Blackleg ( Pectobacterium atrosepticum )  
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5
    
Common scab ( Streptomyces scabiei ) 
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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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8
 
Bruising 
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Splitting 
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Results of National List and Potato Council Independent Variety Trials