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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

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


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

Press release: Potato Setanta is voted 'Best Roastie'

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    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    • SAVE £1.99  
    • £11.98 £9.99

Potato 'Sarpo Axona'

Solanum tuberosum

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Late maincrop.

Sister line to the phenomenally popular 'Sarpo Mira' introduced in 2005. Potato 'Sarpo Axona' is very similar in all respects, particularly with its outstanding blight resistance, but the tubers are more regular in shape and the flesh is slightly more creamy. This late maincrop has superb flavour and is suitable for all culinary uses. 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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    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £6.49
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £11.99

Potato 'Belle de Fontenay'

Solanum tuberosum

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Early maincrop.

An old French salad potato from the late 1800's that is esteemed for its flavour which further improves on storage. This attractive maincrop variety produces beautiful, long, pale yellow tubers with a firm, waxy texture that is delicious boiled or steamed. 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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    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £5.99

Potato 'Salad Blue'

Solanum tuberosum

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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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    • 10 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £5.49

Potato 'Sarpo Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop, maincrop.

With exceptional resistance to potato blight, virus, disease and drought, these 'Sarpo' varieties produce high yields - even in poorer soils. Perfect for gardeners who want to grow delicious potatoes without the need for chemical sprays, excessive irrigation and soil improvement additives. Heights and spreads: 60cm (24").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Potato 'Sárpo Mira' (maincrop) - With unprecedented blight resistance, and good slug resistance, this variety produces huge yields of tasty, floury tubers.
  • Potato 'Blue Danube' (early maincrop) - Previously known as 'Adam Blue', the stunning blue-purple skinned, oval tubers have bright white flesh of good flavour, that are excellent for general culinary purpose.
  • Potato 'Sárpo Axona' (maincrop) - Similar to 'Sarpo Mira' but the tubers are more regular in shape and the flesh is slightly more creamy.

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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    • 30 potato tubers - 10 of each variety

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    • £7.99
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Potato 'Rubesse'

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop.

Potato 'Rubesse' produces good yields of uniform, cream to pale yellow-fleshed tubers with a rich red skin colour that doesn't fade when washed. This attractive variety has a good flavour and can be used for a wide range of culinary uses. This promising new variety combines good drought tolerance with resistance to disease and Golden eelworm too. 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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    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £5.49
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    • 40 potato tubers

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    • £10.98 £8.99
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Potato 'Exhibitor Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

First early, second early, maincrop.

Superb value for the show enthusiast, this collection offers our choice of the best potato varieties for the show bench. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


For growing unmarked exhibition quality tubers we recommend using our Exhibitor Growing Bags.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Potato 'Winston' (First early) - Good yields of large tubers with even shape and size.
  • Potato 'Nadine' (Second early) - Smooth skinned, rounded tubers with shallow eyes.
  • Potato 'Kestrel' (Second early) - Attractive tubers of consistent size and shape, with smooth skins and violet eyes.
  • Potato 'Maxine' (Early maincrop) - Large, smooth, pale-red skinned tubers with white waxy flesh which remains firm on cooking.
  • Potato 'Amour' (Early maincrop) - Produces reddish pink eyes and pure white skinned round/oval tubers and cream flesh. The tubers are waxy for general purpose use.
  • Potato 'Sherine' (Second early) - A delicious boiling potato. Produces smooth shiny white skinned short oval tubers with firm, waxy cream flesh.


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 exhibit grade potato tubers - 10 of each variety + 20 exhibitor bags

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    • SAVE £18.94  
    • £38.93 £19.99

Potato 'Sarpo Mira'

Solanum tuberosum

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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

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    • 10 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £2.99
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £4.99
    • 20 potato tubers (organic)

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    • £6.99
    • 25kg of potato tubers

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    • £29.99
    • Out of stock
    • 60 potato tubers

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    • £12.99

Potato 'Super Saver Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

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    • Kerr's Pink - 20 tubers

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    • £7.99
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    • King Edward - 20 tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £7.99
    • Maris Piper - 20 tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £7.99