Variety Name: RoosterRights Holder | Breeder: TEAGASCCountry of Origin: Ireland IrelandYear of of introduction: 1991
Rooster a dull red-skinned, yellow-fleshed maincrop potato that has an excellent taste and high yields. They are highly versatile- they can be boiled with skins on, mashed, chipped, roasted, steamed and baked with very good results.

Yield and dry matter

Capable of high yields (40-50t/ha) and will produce potatoes with a low to medium dry matter.

Potato characteristics

Large, oval-slightly round, uniform-shaped potatoes with a deep dull red skin which is medium smooth. When sprouting the potato will show a slightly violet-coloured sprout base. They have few eyes which are shallow set – this makes them excellent for peeling. Rooster potatoes have yellow flesh.

Plant characteristics

Rooster has a medium/ tall height plant with thick stems which blooms in a Red/ violet flower. The plant will produce few potato berries. They are a maincrop maturity potato.

Resistance to diseases

Medium/ high resistance to common scab and powdery scab, blackleg, Potato Leafroll Virus and late blight on tubers. Medium resistance to late blight on foliage

Resistance to pests

Low resistance to Potato Cyst Nematode (Globodera pallida and Globodera rostochiensis)

Resistance to damage

Higher resistance to bruising and splitting


Rooster potatoes will store well for a long time.

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