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Shannon
Shannon
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Description:
A very early bulking variety with excellent resistance to common scab and good resistance to tuber blight. SHANNON produces high early yields of large good eating potatoes particularly suitable for baking.

Parentage:
Olinda x Cara

Dormancy:
Long (7)

Maturity:
Early maincrop

Cooking type:
B

Market:
Fresh

Shannon


Tuber Characteristics


Shape:
Oval

Skin colour:
Red

Flesh colour:
White

Eye depth:
Shallow

DM:
19%

Overall keeping quality:
Very good

Damage:
7

Bruising:
7

Yield:
Very High


Resistance to Diseases & Pests


Common scab:
7

Powdery scab:
3

Foliage blight:
4

Tuber blight:
5

Blackleg:
4

Wart disease:
I

PCN Ro1:
S

PCN Pallida:
S


Growing Advice:
• SHANNON will bulk very fast and produce large tubers therefore close inter-row spacing will be required.
• Susceptible to PMTV and TRV; avoid high risk sites.
• 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