Markies is a maincrop variety with excellent long term storability.
“At A D Brain & Son Markies has commanded a good percentage of our overall seed area for a number of years now. This is driven by its good variety characteristics. Its virus resistance, stable storage and consistent tuber numbers combined with saleable yields to name a few. Together with our great working relationship with Agrico UK to sell our Markies seed to its multi sector markets, makes total sense for our business.”
– Jason Brain, A D Brain & Son, Cotswolds, England
"Markies at P J Lee & Sons Ltd have the lion’s share of the potato variety portfolio at around 75%. The estate grows in excess of 35,000t on fenland irrigated soils. Markies offer good yields, excellent frying ability, strong storage characteristics, and a above all a versatile potato that can go crisping/chipping or packing depending on the day. Agrico are our leading seed solutions Partner."
– Christopher Lee, P J Lee & Sons Ltd
Suggested fertiliser treatment
Nitrogen: standard advice -25kg/Ha.
Potassium: standard advice +10%, to reduce bruising at harvest.
Phosphate: standard advice.
Chitting may advance maturity.
It is recommended to apply a seed treatment against Rhizoctonia.
35/45mm: 28cm (39,500 plants/Ha).
45/55mm: 34cm (32,500 plants/Ha).
Spacing figures for 90cm row width.
Use of Metribuzin (Sencorex) can result in some discolouration of the leaves.
Markies is susceptible to Alternaria (Early Blight) so a preventative treatment is advisable.
Very good dormancy and stores well through to June.
Plant and tuber
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