Northern Ireland Horticulture and Plant Breeding Station

Manor House
Count Armagh
BT61 8JB
United Kingdom

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Varieties Bred

Name Image Marketing Qualities
Carlingford  Significantly higher yielding and even sized tubers compared with Maris Peer. Firm/waxy texture with freedom from after cooking blackening. Grows well under polythene for early salad production. Susceptible to late blight on tubers and potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1. Has good common scab, potato virus Yo and skin spot resistance.
Sunset  Tubers have some excellent resistance to bruising.  Trials have found good resistance to black scurf, dry rot (Fusarium sulphureum), and skin spot, and some resistance to common scab.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated resistance to Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptibility to Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.

Varieties Managed