Skerry Champion

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Potato 'Skerry Champion'
GenusSolanum
SpeciesSolanum tuberosum
Cultivar'Skerry Champion'
Origin1922[1]

Skerry Champion is a variety of potato with a round-to-oval shape and creamy yellow skin with a beautiful blue/purple "birthmark" colouring. 'Skerry Champions' have only recently become available to growers again after a long period of absence due to a host of viral diseases it was carrying. Taste quality is excellent with a lovely flavour and floury texture. They are quite highly resistant to blight however the tops of diseased haulms should be removed to keep tubers healthy. [2] It has also been known as Buchan Beauty and although introduced into Ireland in 1922, may have existed in the UK before then.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Potato Varieties of Historical Interest in Ireland" (PDF). p. 58. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  2. ^ Irish Seed Savers Spring 2010 Seed List