Ulster Emblem

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Potato 'Ulster Emblem'
Genus Solanum
Species Solanum tuberosum
Cultivar 'Ulster Emblem'
Breeder Mr J. Clarke
Origin Ireland, 1966

The Ulster Emblem variety of potatoes originated in Northern Ireland. It was originally bred by Mr J. Clarke of Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.[1] It has a long oval shape with white skin and flesh which has a semiwaxy texture, reasonable flavour with good cooking quality, and a fairly good yield.[2] This variety has a red violet coloured flower and a pink sprout colour. It also has a high resistance to late blight on the tubers as well as well as the plant foliage.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.europotato.org/display_description.php?variety_name=ULSTER%20EMBLEM
  2. ^ Irish Seed Savers Spring 2010 Seed List
  3. ^ "The European Cultivated Potato Database". www.europotato.org. Retrieved 2016-12-01.