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Origin

Rocket

Botanical Features

Breeder

 

Parentage

 

National List Trials

 

Plant Breeders Rights

PBI Cambridge

 

F12/17 x D42/8

 

1987

 

1987

Maturity

 

End Use

 

Haulm

 

Flowers

 

Tubers

First Early

 

Table

 

 

 

Pale blue/violet, tipped white

 

Round, white skin, white flesh, uniform size and shape

Virus Y                                      

 

Skin Spot                                  

 

Dry Rot (F. coeruleum)            

 

Dry Rot (F. sulphureum)          

 

Silver Scurf                              

 

Bruising                                    

 

Splitting                                    

Foliage blight                  

 

Tuber blight                    

 

Blackleg                          

 

Common scab                

 

Powdery scab                

 

G.Pallida Pa 2/3,1          

 

G.Rostochiensis Ro1    

 

Leafroll                            

4

 

1

 

6

 

5

 

3

 

5

 

9

 

5

4

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

7

 

7

Resistance to damage, pests and diseases

Consumer Quality

Agronomic Features

Rocket is one of the earliest of first early varieties. Rocket has white skin and white flesh combined with excellent cooking qualities. Its firm waxy texture and good flavour when dug make it ideal for the first early fresh market.

Rocket yields higher than Premiere or Maris Bard. The variety sprouts readily bulks early and responds well to fleece cover. It produces a low canopy, avoiding wind damage and is particularly well suited to Northern European climates.