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Saxon pdf

Origin

Saxon

Botanical Features

Breeder

 

Parentage

 

National List Trials

 

Plant Breeders Rights

PB Cambridge

 

Kingston x Desiree

 

1990/91

 

1992

Maturity

 

End Use

 

Haulm

 

Flowers

 

Tubers

Second Early

 

Table

 

Medium

 

Few White

 

Oval tubers, white skin, cream flesh

 

Virus Y                                      

 

Skin Spot                                  

 

Black Dot                                  

 

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                            

3

 

4

 

8

 

5

 

6

 

2

 

9

 

8

5

 

6

 

7

 

4

 

7

 

5

 

7

 

7

Resistance to damage, pests and diseases

Consumer Quality

Agronomic Features

Saxon is a superb tasting variety suitable for boiling and baking.

It has good texture and freedom from after cooking blackening.

Approved by all UK supermarkets, Saxon is popular with packers due to good long term dormancy, resistance to

Black dot and excellent out of store appearance.

Saxon consistently out yields Estima. If grown as an early

maincrop, it can yield similarly to Maris Piper, with a higher

proportion of tubers over 65 mm. The superb bright skin and

shallow eyes meet pre-packing and baker specifications.

Good resistance to mechanical damage and bruising also

achieve premiums in the market.