July/August 2020
Cultivar Corner: Queen Anne is a ‘visually brilliant’ yellow potato

Queen Anne is a visually brilliant potato with smooth, bright-yellow skin. This attractive mid-season potato produces high marketable yields while showing excellent resistance to common scab, bruising, rhizoctonia, tuber/leaf blight and potato virus Y (PVY). Queen Anne is suitable for both organic and conventional production and is ideal for mashing, frying and roasting.

North American Developer: Solanum International (www.solanum-int.com)

Agronomic Characteristics

  • Tubers per plant: 12 to 14
  • Tuber shape: Oval to long oval
  • Tuber size: Fairly large
  • Flesh color: Yellow
  • Skin color: Yellow
  • Eye depth: Very shallow
  • Skin texture: Smooth
  • Dormancy: Good
  • Cooking type: Fairly firm cooking (AB/B)

Growing Recommendations 

Queen Anne requires higher than normal nitrogen levels, with an N-P-K rate of approximately 250-120-250 pounds-per-acre. In addition, space 11 inches apart to obtain an optimal ratio in terms of size and yield.


  • Uniform size distribution 
  • Visually brilliant
  • Excellent long-term storage
  • Suitable for organic growing
  • High marketable yield

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