GPS BREEDING PROGRAM

GPS BREEDING PROGRAM

GPS BREEDING PROGRAM

GPS BREEDING PROGRAM

GPS BREEDING PROGRAM

GPS BREEDING PROGRAM

GPS BREEDING PROGRAM

Grampian Growers along with our partners E Park and Son and Skea Organics (Grampian/Parks/Skea) have commissioned a potato breeding program with the James Hutton Institute in Dundee.

The expertise each company brings to the partnership will allow GPS to identify potential ‘winning varieties’ and bring them to their appropriate market segment promptly and efficiently. Currently at field scale trial level please contact us for more information about results and future trial plans.

Please take a look at the GPS website for more information.

GPS National List Varieties 

BRONTE

FRESH MARKET

(Melody x Valor)

Skin ColourWhite
ShapeRound / Oval
Flesh ColourCream
Dry Matter20—21.5 %
MaturitySecond early/early maincrop
RO1 Resistant
PallidaPartial resistance

Good taste, texture, and cooking quality

BRUAR

FRESH MARKET

(Harmony x Valor)

Skin ColourCream
ShapeRound / Oval
Flesh ColourCream
Dry Matter19 %
MaturityEarly maincrop
RO1 Resistant
PallidaPartial Resistance
DormancyGood

Good taste, texture, and cooking qualities

EMMETT

SALAD

(Melody x Gemson)

Skin ColourWhite
ShapeRound / Oval
Flesh ColourCream
Dry Matter19—20%
MaturitySecond early/early maincrop
RO1 Resistant
YieldVery high tuber numbers <45mm

First class—taste, texture, and cooking quality

FINLAY

CHIPPING / FRESH MARKET

(Innovator x Valor)

 

Skin ColourLight Yellow
ShapeLong / Oval
Flesh ColourCream / Light yellow
Dry Matter19—21 %
MaturityEarly maincrop
RO1 Resistant
PallidaGood resistance
YieldVery high

Good taste and texture, similar to Maris Piper

RACER

CRISPING / CHIPPING

(Crisps4all x Gemson)

Skin ColourWhite
ShapeRound / Oval
Flesh ColourCream
Dry Matter20—21.5 %
MaturitySecond early/early maincrop
RO1 Resistant
PallidaPartial resistance

Good taste, texture, and cooking quality