Marcy: A chipping variety with resistance to common scab and the golden nematode

Walter S. De Jong, E. Halseth Donald, Bill B. Brodie, Keith L. Perry, Joseph B. Sieczka, Barbara J. Christ, Gregory A. Porter, Ken M. Paddock, Michael W. Peck, Robert L. Plaisted

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'Marcy' is a white-skinned, white-fleshed potato cultivar notable for its high yield, good chip color, and resistance to common scab and race Rol of the golden cyst nematode. It was selected from a cross made at Cornell University in 1990 between 'Atlantic' and Q155-3. Full-season marketable yields of Marcy have averaged 15% to 20% greater than Atlantic in 83 trials across New York, Maine, and Pennsylvania. Specific gravity of Marcy has averaged 0.008 less than Atlantic. Chip color out of 7 C storage in New York has been similar to 'Pike', but not as light as 'Snowden'. Marcy tubers have an attractive oval shape, shallow eyes, and highly textured skin. Marcy was jointly released by the New York and Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Stations in 2002.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-193
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Potato Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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