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Accent Accent is a high yielding early bulking table variety. Attractive, uniform oval tubers with light yellow skins and flesh and excellent cooking characteristics. Resistance to common scab, bruising and splitting. Resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensisi Ro1. Susceptible to foliage and tuber late blight, blackleg and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa 2/3 and 1. Sensitive to Sencorex post emergence.

Accord Accord is a high yielding early bulking variety suited to early processing and fresh markets, with short term storage potential. Attractive, bright uniform oval tubers with cream skin and flesh. Good resistance to common and powdery scab, resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 with partial resistance to potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1.

Agria Agria is a high yielding maincrop variety.  Plants yield a good number of tubers.  This variety is suitable for a range of uses including crisping, french fries, processing (starch / flake) as well as table use.  Tubers have some resistance to bruising and splitting.  Trials have found good resistance to potato leafroll virus and potato virus Yo . This variety has low resistance to blackleg.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.

Almera Almera is a high yielding second early variety.  Plants yield a high number of tubers.  This variety is suitable for a range of uses including crisping, french fries as well as table use.  Tubers have some resistance to bruising and splitting.  Trials have found good resistance to silver scurf, skin spot and potato leafroll virus.  This variety has low resistance to black dot, late blight on foliage and powdery scab.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.

Ambassador  No marketing information available yet ....

Ambo Ambo is a very attractive early maturing versatile parti-coloured variety with good foliage and tuber late blight resistance. High yielding in a wide range of soil types and presents good drought resistance. Resistance to late blight on tubers. Susceptible to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa3/2,1. Susceptible to potato virus Yo.

Amora Amora will produce high yields of uniform, oval tubers with yellow skins and flesh. An early bulking variety with good all-round disease resistance, well suited to the early processing market. susceptible to Powdery scab, Blackleg, Bruising and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. Resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Splitting.

Amorosa No marketing information available yet ....

Anna Anna produces a high yield of bright tubers suitable for pre-packing. It shows very good storage capability. Susceptible to Powdery scab, potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa 2/3,1. common scab, potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1, Bruising and Splitting.

Annabelle Tubers have some resistance to splitting and good resistance to bruising.  Trials have found good resistance to skin spot, silver scurf, black dot and bruising.  This variety has low resistance to late blight on tubers and on foliage.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1 and Splitting.

Anya Anya is a speciality variety with distinct nutty taste and waxy texture. Very long oval tubers with parti-coloured skins and cream flesh. Will produce high tuber numbers. Tests show susceptibility to late blight on foliage, powdery scab, potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa3/2, 1, potato cyst nematode Globodera rostchiensis Ro1, Potato Virus Yo and Splitting. Resistance to common scab.

Apache Tubers have good resistance to bruising and splitting.  Trials have found good resistance to blackleg and dry rot (Fusarium sulphureum).  This variety has low resistance to potato leafroll virus and late blight on tubers.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.

Argos Argos is a variety well adapted to production in hot climates, where it produces very high yields of long oval white tubers, usually out yielding the variety Spunta.

Arran Banner This second early variety was bred by Donald McKelvie and first marketed around 1927. Arran Banner produces a moderate yield of round, white-skinned tubers with white flesh. Tests show suseptibility to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa 2/3,1.

Arran Comet Long oval, white tubers with white to cream flesh. Short dormancy. High yields and early bulking. Susceptible to virus Y, spraing (TRV). Medium dry matter. Through tests has shown susceptibility to Dry rot fusarium coeruleum , late blight on both foliage and tubers, potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis , potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida and potato virus Yo.

Arran Pilot Trials have found good resistance to common scab.  This variety has low resistance to dry rot fusarium coeruleum , late blight on foliage, late blight on tubers and potato virus Yo. Tests show good resistance to common scab.

Arran Victory Arran Victory is a tall, late maincrop variety first marketed in 1918 and bred by Donald McKelvie. It produces a moderately high yield of oval, blue-skinned tubers with white floury flesh. Susceptibility to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa 2/3,1.

Arrow Tubers have some resistance to splitting and good resistance to bruising.  Trials have found good resistance to silver scurf.  Tests demonstrated resistance to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptibility to potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1, Dry rot fusarium coeruleum and late blight on foliage.

Asparges Asparges susceptible to late blight on foliage and tubers. Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated susceptibility to both potato cyst nematodeGlobodera rostochiensis Ro1 and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.

Asterix Asterix is a high yielding late main crop variety of long oval uniform red tubers with yellow flesh, with high dry matters and pale fry colours well suited to production of French fries and processed products. Tests show susceptibility to late blight on foliage, powdery scab, silver scurf, potato leaf roll virus, potato virus Yo and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. Resistance to Blackleg, Bruising, Splitting, Dry rot Fusarium coeruleum and potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.

Atlantic Suitable for processing – crisps. Oval, yellow tubers with cream flesh. Moderate yields with low outgrade levels, mainly mechanical damage and greens, high dry matter. Susceptible to splitting, bruising, late blight on foliage and tubers, potato virus Yo, potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Ps2/3,1, gangrene, virus Y and spraing. Resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.

Avalanche Avalanche is a high yielding early maincrop variety, even sized tubers that set deep, with no greening. Tubers are attractive, round-oval, white skin white flesh, shallow eyes; good resistance to common scab, leaf roll, splitting and bruising; long dormancy, excellent storage. Drought resistant, Avalanche grows well in hot climates. Susceptible to late blight on tubers, powdery scab, potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and potao cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1.

Avondale Avondale has good resistant to foliage and tuber blight, common scab, potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1. A good potato for dishes where boiling, baking or home-prepared French fries are required. Susceptible to powdery scab.

Axona This Sárpo variety has resistance to virus Yo, leafroll, foliage late blight, black dot and silver scurf. There is some resistance to dry rot (F. coeruleum) and blackleg. Axona is susceptible to Dry rot ( Fusarium Sulphureum), potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1 Plants have high vigour and suppress weeds efficiently. Tubers show long dormancy in ambient store. Tubers have a pronounced potato taste.



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