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Merlin

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HIGHER TAXON: Solanaceae
GENUS:Solanum L.
Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Merlin
Pedigree: Cara x 93 2 [13]
Breeder: J.Dunnett, Clevnagreen, Skirza, Freswick, Caithness, Scotland [13]
Breeder's rights: Yes [13]
Synonyms:
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ADMINISTRATION
Country of originUNITED KINGDOM [13]
Data sourceGBR165 [13]
Plant health directive EC77/93, requirementsFully tested [13]
Plant material maintained asTuber and in-vitro [13]
Sample statusAdvanced cultivar [13]
Test conditionsNon organic [13]
PLANT CHARACTERISTICS
BerriesNo berries [13]
Flower colourRed violet [13]
Flower frequencyOccasional to frequent [13]
Foliage coverPoor to moderate [13]
Growth habitSemi erect [13]
Light sprout colourPink [13]
MaturityIntermediate to late [13]
TUBER CHARACTERISTICS
Primary tuber flesh colourCream [13]
Tuber eye colourRed [13]
Tuber eye depthMedium [13]
Tuber shapeOval to round [13]
Tuber skin colourPart red [13]
Tuber skin textureSmooth to intermediate [13]
TUBERING CHARACTERISTICS
Resistance to external damageModerate to resistant [13]
Resistance to internal bruisingMedium [13]
Tuber shape uniformityMedium to uniform [13]
UTILISATION CHARACTERISTICS
After cooking blackeningTrace [13]
Dry matter contentMedium [13]
RESISTANCE TO FUNGAL DISEASES
Resistance to gangrene (Phoma foveata)Low [13]
Resistance to late blight on foliage(Laboratory test)Low [13]
Resistance to late blight on tubers(Laboratory test)Low to medium [13]
Resistance to powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea)Medium [13]
Wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)Field immune [13]
RESISTANCE TO BACTERIAL DISEASES
Resistance to blackleg (Erwinia spp.)High to very high [13]
Resistance to common scab (Streptomyces scabies)Medium [13]
RESISTANCE TO VIRUS DISEASES
Resistance to potato leaf roll virusMedium [13]
Resistance to potato virus Y (strain not specified)Medium [13]
RESISTANCE TO PESTS
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 1Low [13]
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 2Low [13]
Resistance to Globodera rostochiensis race 1Low [13]


Source:
[13] SASA, UNITED KINGDOM 2005















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