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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 'Desiree'

Solanum tuberosum

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Early maincrop.

The world's most popular red potato, with pale yellow, firm waxy flesh. This well-loved maincrop potato has particularly good drought resistance. Potato 'Desiree' is versatile for all cooking purposes including roasting and baking. 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
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    • £3.99
    • 2kg of potato tubers

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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £9.99

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
    •  
    • £12.99

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 'Carolus'

Solanum tuberosum

Early Maincrop.

Smooth-skinned pale yellow tubers with attractive shallow red eyes and pale yellow flesh. Carolus combines a slightly floury texture with excellent flavour. At our Capel Manor potato trials in September 2014, Carolus was voted No.1 as both a baker and chipper in taste tests, but we've roasted, boiled and mashed them in our own tests at home with superb results. The growing test produced a bumper crop of uniformly sized oval tubers with no signs of blight or rotting from a late September harvest. New to the amateur market, it has already performed exceptionally and was awarded an RHS AGM at the off site Capel Manor trials in September 2014.



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