Merlin

Higher Taxon Solanaceae
Genus Solanum L.
Species Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Merlin
Breeder J.Dunnett
Breeder Agent Caithness Potatoes Ltd

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Merlin (sprout)
Merlin (leaf)
Merlin (foliage)
Merlin (tuber)
Merlin (tuber)
administration
Data sourceGBR165
Plant material maintained asTuber and in-vitro
Plant health directive EC77/93, requirementsFully tested
Country of originUNITED KINGDOM
Sample statusAdvanced cultivar
Test conditionsNon organic
plant characteristics
MaturityIntermediate to late
Growth habitSemi erect
Foliage coverPoor to moderate
Flower colourRed violet
Flower frequencyOccasional to frequent
BerriesNo berries
Light sprout colourPink
tuber characteristics
Tuber skin colourPart red
Tuber eye colourRed
Primary tuber flesh colourCream
Tuber shapeOval to round
Tuber eye depthMedium
Tuber skin textureSmooth to intermediate
tubering characteristics
Tuber shape uniformityMedium to uniform
Resistance to external damageModerate to resistant
Resistance to internal bruisingMedium
utilisation characteristics
After cooking blackeningTrace
Dry matter contentMedium
resistance to fungal diseases
Resistance to late blight on tubers (Laboratory test)Low to medium
Resistance to late blight on foliage (Laboratory test)Low
Resistance to powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea)Medium
Wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)Field immune
Resistance to gangrene (Phoma foveata)Low
resistance to bacterial diseases
Resistance to common scab (Streptomyces scabies)Medium
Resistance to blackleg (Erwinia spp.)High to very high
resistance to virus diseases
Resistance to potato virus Y (strain not specified)Medium
Resistance to potato leaf roll virusMedium
resistance to pests
Resistance to Globodera rostochiensis race 1Low
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 1Low
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 2Low
Variety information last modified on 24th of July, 2005