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Varieties Bred

Name Image Marketing Qualities
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.
Kennebec  Kennebec is an early maincrop variety bred in USA. It produces a moderate to high yield of large, oval, white-skinned tubers with a cream flesh.Tests show susceptibility to both potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1 and Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.
Ranger Russet  Ranger Russet was bred in Idaho, USA for the french fry market.  Trials have found good resistance to blackleg.  This variety has low resistance to powdery scab, late blight on tubers and foliage.  Tests for resistance to potato cyst nematode demonstrated susceptibility to both Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1.

Varieties Managed