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Maincrop


Maincrop potato varieties produce larger varieties for baking and roasting. For best results, 'chit' the tubers and then plant up from March to mid May. The potatoes will be ready to harvest approximately 20 weeks after planting. Maincrop potatoes are best grown in the ground, where they will have more space. 'Sarpo' potatoes offer exceptional resistance to blight, a common problem in potatoes.



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Potato 'Arran Victory' (organic) - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

Late maincrop.

This is the oldest 'Arran' still available. It is high yielding given a long growing season. The vivid blue/ purple skin contrasts with the bright white flesh. It is floury, very tasty and makes wonderful mash. The foliage is vigorous and weed suppressing.

Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • 60 potato tubers

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Potato 'Stemster' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop.

Bred by Jack Dunnett, this is a pale red maincrop which has very high yields, good disease resistance and good drought resistance. Little is grown in the UK but it has become fairly important in France. The French 'Stemster' crop area exceeds that of Jack's native Scotland.

Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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Potato 'Markies' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

Maincrop.

In food science circles, 'Markies' is regarded as the perfect frying potato - very low sugar and high starch levels give crispness and the looked for pale gold fry colour. The yellow flesh has good flavour and the carotene content is seen as a bonus. Height and spread: 60cm (24”).



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How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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Potato 'Kerr's Pink' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

Maincrop.

James Henry of Cornhill, Banffshire produced this variety from a 'Fortyfold' cross. In the way of the potato world it is now named after the merchant who bought the stock when Henry emigrated to Canada. It is a tall, robust plant which crops well in a long growing season. It is fine grained, floury and very popular in Scotland and Ireland. The potato for a Burns' Supper. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



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How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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Potato 'Pentland Crown' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop.

'Crown' was the first Pentland variety (from Pentlandfield Station, Edinburgh) to have an impact - the varieties came out in alphabetical order. It displaced 'Majestic' as the most common variety in the UK. 'Crown' is robust, drought resistant, disease resistant and very productive - it even produces long stolons to fill adjacent gaps in the row. It was the first variety to be banned from a supermarket chain for lack of flavour- opinions vary in the 'Majestic' tradition. Nowadays seed is only grown for gardeners.

Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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Potato 'Record' (organic) - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop.

This heavy duty potato was the favourite of much revered, organic guru, Lawrence Hills. 'Record' has high dry matter with real flavour and it used to be the mainstay of the UK crisp industry until US takeover followed by saturation advertising convinced our children that pale gold rather than deep gold crisps were the best. 'Record' is now rare but a little is still grown for gardeners - it is great mashed, steamed, fried or roasted.

Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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Potato 'Manitou'

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop.

Manitou has a firmer flesh than popular Desirée, with good dry matter content suitable for baking, chipping, roasting and making lovely smooth mash. Manitou shows good spraing resistance and is golden eelworm resistant too - a boon if you've been troubled by this pest in the past.

Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

More info
    • 10 potato tubers

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    • 60 potato tubers

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