The European Cultivated Potato Database


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  • Agria
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    If you maintain potato varieties and wish to become a contributor to this project - contact the coordinator.

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    ECPD Mobile

    Access descriptions in the field - ECPD is now available on mobile phones and GPRS connected PDAs.

    Request to contributors

    Would all contributors please check their address and contact details on the participants page and notify the coordinator of any changes that need to be made.


    SASA logoThis information resource and the associated web site is collated and maintained by SASA in Edinburgh.

    Roddinglaw Road
    EH12 9FJ

    Main Features

    Information on :
  • Pedigree
  • Health status of collections
  • Resistance to pests and diseases
  • Botanical, agronomic and quality characteristics
  • 166,900 observations
  • 66 contributors
  • 94 characters
  • 4,174 cultivated varieties
  • 1,513 breeding lines
  • ECPGR Potato Working Group 3rd Meeting

    Participants at the ECPGR meetingA meeting of ECPGR potato group took place in Edinburgh on the 5th December.
  • One outcome was that four contributors were identified to trial the system for two months to check for reliabilty. When this testing is complete, all contributors will be issued with a unique password
  • When contributor updating is completed, analysis for variety conflicts will then start with the possibilty of using SSR technology for resolution.
  • At the same time, work on identifying core collections for each maintainer will be initiated
  • Potato crop growing in East Lothian, Scotland

    The European Cultivated Potato Database - a resource for potato breeders, scientists and farmers.

    WELCOME to the revised database which now allows contributors to edit and enter data online via a password link, and contains a number of new facilities for visitors:

  • Pedigree: click on the [pedigree] link (below the variety name) to display the known parentage of a variety over several generations,
  • Parents: click on the [parents] link to display the characteristics of the variety compared with those of its parents,
  • Breeders: a new entry in the 'Indexes' menu enables a search for varieties produced by specific breeders to be made.
  • Guidance on how to search is available from the 'Help' menu.

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    The European Cultivated Potato Database (ECPD) is an online database of potato varieties. The information that it contains can be searched by variety name, or by selecting one or more required characteristics.

    The information is indexed by variety, character, country of origin and contributor. There is a facility to select a variety and to find similar varieties based upon botanical characteristics.

    ECPD is the result of collaboration between participants in 8 European Union countries and 5 East European Countries and is intended to be a source of information on varieties maintained by them. Within the database all observations are attributed to their source.

    ECPGR is a collaborative programme among most European countries aimed at ensuring the long-term conservation and facilitating the increased utilization of plant genetic resourses in Europe.

    Wild species database

    Potato crop at early growth stage

    A database for wild species, containing passport and evaluation data, has been created by the Centre for Genetic Resources (CGN), Plant Research International, The Netherlands and can be found at :

    The ECPGR Wild potato Database Plant Research International, Centre for Genetic Resources, The Netherlands (CGN) PO Box 16. 6700 AA, Wageningen, The Netherlands Tel: ++(31-317) 477077; Fax: ++(31-317) 418094 Database manager: Mr Roel Hoekstra

    The two databases will identify cultivars and wild species with specific, desirable characteristics for use either in breeding or in commercial production. It will also allow users to find the collection in which a cultivar/wild species is maintained and establish health status.

    Scheduled maintenance

    The ECPD server will be offline for a brief period on Sunday between 02:00 and 03:00am (BST)

    Contributors should avoid using the system around these times.

    Latest descriptions requested

  • E65
  • Iker
  • Agria
  • Purple Majesty
  • Lipsi
  • Titana
  • Runde Blaue Anden
  • Bildstar
  • Axona
  • Blanca


    NewsChanges to the ECPD website have been completed allowing contributors to add and manage descriptions online.

    Contributors should contact the coordinator for further details.

    Recent updates

  • Superb
  • Silla
  • 91 102
  • Annika
  • Appell
  • Backpotatis
  • Birgitta
  • Bjorna
  • Bla Dalsland
  • Bla Mandel

  • Images ...

    The database has been extended to store and display images. These can be added and managed on-line by contributors. Click here for an example.

    Support ...

    The Database will be maintained and updated by SASA within the framework of the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources(ECPGR) which is coordinated by Bioversity International. A potato working group has been established under the Chairmanship of Roel Hoekstra, CGN.

    Copyright notice

    The content of this site is the intellectual property of individual and corporate contributors. Permission to publish part or all of it must be obtained from the coordinator.

    Recent Visitors

    Countries of origin of most recent visitors ....

    UNITED KINGDOM 10:03 27/11
    RUSSIAN FEDERATION 09:54 27/11
    CZECH REPUBLIC 09:41 27/11
    UNITED KINGDOM 09:40 27/11

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