Skerry Champion

Skerry Champion Potato
Cultivar 'Skerry Champion'
Origin 1922[1]

Skerry Champion is a variety of potato with a round-to-oval shape and creamy yellow skin with a beautiful blue/purple "birthmark" colouring. Skerry Champions have only recently become available to growers again after a long period of absence due to a host of viral diseases it was carrying. Taste quality is excellent with a lovely flavour and floury texture. They are quite highly resistant to blight however the tops of diseased haulms should be removed to keep tubers healthy. [2] It has also been known as Buchan Beauty and although introduced into Ireland in 1922, may have existed in the UK before then.[1]


  1. 1 2 "Potato Varieties of Historical Interest in Ireland" (PDF). p. 58. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  2. Irish Seed Savers Spring 2010 Seed List
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