Grampian Growers will once again be at the Caythorpe Potato Breeders Demo Days this year, taking place on Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th August 2024.

We have 16 varieties on display including ten named which are our most advanced varieties out of the GPS program.

Highlights include “Bruar” which is a Harmony x Valor cross that has partial pallida and full resistance to RO1 aimed at the fresh market. Feedback so far with Bruar is that it’s got great packing potential with quantities allocated for packers this year. Bruar was added to the national list in September 2023.

Another one to watch is “Emmett” which is a Melody x Gemson cross that certainly shows Gemson tuber numbers. The salad has first class taste, texture and cooking qualities and is resistant to RO1. Pallida resistance is still in trial as Emmett is currently in its first year of national list.

Please do come along to the Caythorpe days, 11 other potato companies are also attending and exhibiting varieties which makes it a key event for growers, packers and agronomists.

Refreshments will be available over the two days. What3Words: ///grove.plotter.stir