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Druid
Druid
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Description:
 
Very vigorous high yielding variety. It presents excellent resistance to foliage and tuber blight, blackleg, dry rot, PCN Ro1 and viruses. Suitable for a wide range of culinary uses including frying.

Parentage:
Ulster Glade x A25/19

Dormancy:
Short (4)

Maturity:
Late maincrop

Cooking type:
B

Market:
Fresh / French fries / Organic

Druid


Tuber Characteristics


Shape:
Oval

Skin colour:
Red

Flesh colour:
Creamy white

Eye depth:
Shallow

DM:
20%

Overall keeping quality:
Very good

Damage:
7

Bruising:
8

Yield:
High


Resistance to Diseases & Pests


Common scab:
8

Powdery scab:
4

Foliage blight:
7

Tuber blight:
7

Blackleg:
6

Wart disease:
I

PCN Ro1:
R

PCN Pallida:
S


Growing Advice:
 
• Avoid overuse of N fertiliser to prevent excessive foliage growth and delayed maturity.
• Herbicide sensitivity: Metribuzin can be used pre-emergence only.


Key

Scale of 1 to 9 (9 being the most desirable)

I = Immune R = Resistant S = Susceptible n/a = Result Not Available

Cooking Type A = Firm, B = Fairly Firm, C = Floury, D = Very Floury