26 February 1999

Hermes delivers

HERMES, the new maincrop potato variety, has joined the NIAB recommended list for 2000 in the provisionally recommended category for special use as a crisper.

Minerva, Valor and Wilja are transferred to the becoming outclassed category and Record is removed from the list. Decisions were deferred on Cosmos and Vivaldi. Alex, Donald, Harmony and Tiffany were considered but not recommended.