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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 'Setanta'

Solanum tuberosum

Maincrop

Voted the best roasting potato in T&M trials! Setanta triumphed over its 6 competitors with its attractive, golden crisp skins and melt-in-the-mouth buttery flesh. Boasting as one of its parent lines, 'Rooster', which Setanta unanimously out scored in T&M's blind tasting. Setanta is of late maincrop maturity, producing a high yield of medium-sized, shallow-eyed, oval red-skinned tubers with medium yellow flesh. Tubers have very high dry matter, making them superb for eating in a variety of ways - roasted, baked and chipped. With its impressive yields, low chemical and water requirements and its pest and disease-free reputation, Setanta is the perfect choice for the home and organic gardener.

Please note: Potato 'Setanta' CANNOT be sent to Northern Ireland or Eire.



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 2016
    • Only £1.99 with potato orders over £10  
    • £4.99

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

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    • 5 potato tubers

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    • £3.99
    • 10 potato tubers

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    • £5.49
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • 60 potato tubers

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    • £12.99

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 'Pink Fir Apple' (Late Maincrop) - Long, knobbly, pink skinned tubers with butter yellow, waxy flesh, and a distinctive nutty flavour.
  • 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

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    • 60 potato tubers - 10 of each variety

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    • £12.99
    • 120 potato tubers - 20 of each variety

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    • £32.94 £19.99

Potato 'Sante'

Solanum tuberosum

Early Maincrop.

Probably the most pest and disease resistant variety, Potato 'Sante' grows well in all soils. This outstanding early maincrop variety produces lots of uniform tubers with pale yellow flesh and a firm, dry texture. 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
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

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    • £11.98 £9.99

Potato 'Chicago'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

Early maincrop.

A popular variety within the potato crisp industry for its dry texture and flavoursome flesh. Potato 'Chicago' is equally useful in the kitchen as a general purpose potato for roasting, chipping, mashing and wonderfully fluffy baked potatoes. Tubers also have good storage potential due to their long-term sugar stability. This versatile British bred early maincrop has performed well in trials, showing Golden eelworm resistance and partial White eelworm resistance, as well as heat and drought tolerance. 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
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

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    • £9.99

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'

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    • 5 potato tubers

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    • £3.99
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • 40 potato tubers

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    • 60 potato tubers

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Potato Minituber 'Vitelotte'

Solanum tuberosum, Potato 'Negresse', Potato 'Truffe de Chine'

Maincrop.

Potato 'Vitelotte' is our own registered clone of this old French variety that probably originated in the early 1800s from Peru or Bolivia. With the same rich inky purple-black skin and flesh as 'Congo', but earlier maturing and with slightly larger tubers. This heritage maincrop variety has a nutty flavour and retains its colour most prominently if steamed in minimal water and not boiled.Visually stunning for mash, chips, crisps, jackets and roast potatoes. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


These minitubers are micro-propagated in sterile conditions under stringent quality assurance controls to produce completely disease-free potato tubers. Once planted they will grow vigorously and produce good crops of normal sized tubers. This new technology provides secure long term storage of heritage varieties and allows rapid introduction of varieties, old and new.



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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    • 10 potato tubers

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    • £4.49
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Potato 'Golden Wonder'

Solanum tuberosum

  • Makes delicious sauté 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

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    • 5 potato tubers

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    • £3.99
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

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    • £9.99
    • 60 potato tubers

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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

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    • 5 potato tubers

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    • 20 potato tubers

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    • 60 potato tubers

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Potato 'Highland Burgundy Red'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

Maincrop.

Burgundy red flesh, with a fluffy texture and delicious sweet flavour. This maincrop potato makes excellent chips and mash, and retains its colour well if steamed rather than boiled. 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
    • 5 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £3.99
    • 10 potato tubers

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    • £5.49
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £5.99
    • 60 potato tubers

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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

More info
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • SAVE £4.99  
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    • Out of stock
    • 60 potato tubers

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    • SAVE £19.95  
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    • Out of stock