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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 'Customer Favourites Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

First early, second early, maincrop.

All of your favourite varieties in one fantastic collection. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


Please note: This collection CANNOT be sent to Northern Ireland or Eire.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Potato 'Arran Pilot' (First Early) - A traditional favourite with white flesh, a firm waxy texture and a pleasing flavour.
  • Potato 'Charlotte' (Second Early) - Pear shaped, yellow skinned, waxy tubers and creamy yellow flesh of first class flavour.
  • Potato 'Kestrel' (First Early) - Producing tubers of consistent size and shape, with attractive, smooth skins and violet eyes.
  • Potato 'Belle de Fontenay' (Early Maincrop) - This attractive maincrop variety produces beautiful, long, pale yellow tubers with a firm, waxy texture that is delicious boiled or steamed.
  • Potato 'Rocket' (First Early) - Possibly the earliest early available, producing large crops of attractive and uniform white-skinned and fleshed tubers for your first tasty crop of the season.
  • Potato 'Desiree' (First Early) - The World's most popular red potato! With its pale yellow, firm, waxy flesh, Desiree is extremely versatile.


Useful links:

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

More info
    • 6kg of potato tubers - 1kg of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £16.99
    • 12kg of potato tubers - 2kg of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £24.99

Potato 'Pink Fir Apple'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating
  • The original salad potato

Maincrop.

A very old variety dating back to 1850 which has made an astonishing comeback in recent years. This late maincrop variety produces long, knobbly, pink skinned tubers with butter yellow, waxy flesh, and a distinctive nutty flavour. Potato 'Pink Fir Apple' is deservedly an RHS AGM variety. Perfect for boiling, chipping, or eating either hot or cold as a salad potato. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



Useful links:

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

More info
    • 1kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £4.99
    • 2kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £7.99
    • 4kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £12.99

Potato 'Golden Wonder'

Solanum tuberosum

  • Makes delicious saut√© potatoes

Maincrop.

A well known maincrop variety with russeted skin and pale mauve tipped white flowers. The floury flesh of Potato 'Golden Wonder' makes it one of the best varieties for baking, frying and roasting, with a rich flavour that improves on storage. Potato 'Golden Wonder' is heavy cropper with good slug resistance. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



Useful links:

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

More info
    • 1kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £4.99
    • 2kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £7.99
    • 4kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £12.99

Potato 'Maris Piper'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating
  • Makes wonderfully tasty chips!

Early maincrop.

The best chipping variety available, and a versatile 'all rounder'. Potato 'Maris Piper' produces dry, floury tubers with creamy-white flesh of good flavour, that rarely discolours on cooking. This popular purple-flowered maincrop potato is also Golden eelworm resistant. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



Useful links:

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

More info
    • 1kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £3.99
    • 2kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £5.99
    • 4kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £9.99

Potato 'Sarpo Mira'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

Late maincrop.

This late maincrop variety has it all - unprecedented blight resistance, good slug resistance, vigorous weed suppressing foliage, and it grows well in a wide range of soils. Potato 'Sarpo Mira' produces huge yields of tasty, floury tubers that have a long storage potential. A real all-rounder for all cooking purposes. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


Organic 'Sarpo Mira' has Organic Certification approved by The Soil Association.


Useful links:

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

More info
    • 1kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £3.99
    • 2kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £5.99
    • 4kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £9.99

Potato 'Mayan Gold'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

Early maincrop.

Yellow skinned, long, oval, tubers with a deep golden flesh, a unique nutty flavour, and an extremely creamy, yet dry texture. This exclusive early maincrop Potato 'Mayan Gold' has proven exceptionally popular with chefs and the restaurant trade. Fantastic for chips and roast potatoes with a crispy texture and fluffy centres. Superb flavour when cooked in its skin, and for all cooking uses except boiling, as tubers tend to disintergrate. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



Useful links:

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

More info
    • 1kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £4.99
    • 2kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £7.99
    • 4kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £12.99

Potato 'Salad Blue'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

Maincrop.

Potato 'Salad Blue' is a vigorous maincrop variety that is more productive than 'Congo' with attractive blue/ purple flowers. Contrary to its name, the spectacular blue, floury flesh, of this unusual coloured potato is best suited to baking, roasting, mash, boiling or chips. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



Useful links:

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

More info
    • 1kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £4.99
    • 2kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £7.99
    • 4kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £12.99

Potato 'Setanta'

Solanum tuberosum

  • Voted the best red-skinned roasties in T&M's taste test
  • Delicious crispy skins and buttery flesh
  • Shows resistance to blight
 Customer Rating

Maincrop.

With the ever popular variety 'Rooster' as one of its parent lines, Potato 'Setanta' has a characteristically high dry matter - perfect for roasting, baking and chipping! This late maincrop variety triumphed over other varieties in our own taste tests. Potato 'Setanta' produces impressive yields of shallow-eyed, oval, red-skinned tubers with medium-yellow flesh. This superb potato has a reputation for being drought tolerant and free of pests and diseases, making it an ideal choice for the organic home gardener. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



Useful links:

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

Press release: Potato Setanta is voted 'Best Roastie'

More info
    • 1kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £4.99
    • 2kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £7.99
    • 4kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £12.99