Family run potato growers throughout Tayside & Fife



  • Good (00) Fry Colour after Storage
  • Makes Great Chips, Roasts & Mashes
  • PCN Ro1 & Pa Resistance and Tolerance

Marvel is an outstanding variety. It is easy to grow, produces a high saleable yield of bold shallow eyed tubers, with good all-round disease ratings. These including useful Ro1and Pa resistance combined with PCN tolerance. It retains a good fry colour after long term storage as well as having good allround cooking qualities. Marvel is a true maincrop and can perform well in sites with low fertility and without irrigation.

Husbandry Guidelines

This information is intended to give growers a broad understanding of the variety and its growth requirements, it was last updated March 2020. Please consult your own agronomist for the best practice on your farm and your end requirements.

Pre Planting

We recommend all seed should be removed from the packaging at the earliest possible
opportunity and in any event not later than 5 days after delivery. Seed should then be kept in a dry, well ventilated, frost free environment.

Planting and Growing

Early commercial results suggest a planting population of 33,000 tubers (33cm/13” spacing 36” rows 13,400/acre) for a typical 35x55mm 650 tubers/50kg seed stock. Preliminary trials indicate Marvel has low sensitivity to Metribuzin (Sencorex) and it can be used as a pre-emergence herbicide, Metribuzin has not yet been officially tested as a post emergence herbicide. In a high blight risk environment, ensure a robust blight protection programme is initiated promptly. Marvel is a determinate variety (2) and has a standard nitrogen requirement.

Harvest and Storage

Marvel can have a high dry matter and should be harvested with care to avoid bruising. It has good resistance to storage diseases and is suited to long term storage. Stored correctly Marvel will retain its processing and fry colour late into a season.