Higher Taxon Solanaceae
Genus Solanum L.
Species Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Pixie
Breeder Zella J. Doig
Breeder Agent Caithness Potatoes Ltd


Data sourceGBR165
Plant material maintained asTuber and in-vitro
Plant health directive EC77/93, requirementsFully tested
Country of originUNITED KINGDOM
Sample statusAdvanced cultivar
Test conditionsNon organic
Core collectionYes
plant characteristics
Growth habitErect
Flower colourWhite
Flower frequencyOccasional
Light sprout colourPink
tuber characteristics
Tuber skin colourPart red
Tuber eye colourRed
Primary tuber flesh colourCream
Tuber shapeOval to round
Tuber eye depthShallow
Tuber skin textureSmooth
tubering characteristics
Resistance to external damageVery resistant
Resistance to internal bruisingMedium
utilisation characteristics
After cooking blackeningNone to trace
resistance to fungal diseases
Resistance to late blight on tubers (Laboratory test)Medium
Resistance to late blight on foliage (Laboratory test)Low to medium
Resistance to powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea)High to very high
Wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)Field immune
Resistance to gangrene (Phoma foveata)Medium
resistance to bacterial diseases
Resistance to common scab (Streptomyces scabies)Low to medium
Resistance to blackleg (Erwinia spp.)High to very high
resistance to virus diseases
Resistance to potato virus Y (strain not specified)Low
Resistance to potato leaf roll virusLow to medium
resistance to pests
Resistance to Globodera rostochiensis race 1High to very high
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 1Low
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 2Low
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 3Low
Variety information last modified on 31st of August, 2010