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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 'Cara'

Solanum tuberosum

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Maincrop.

Oval-round, pinkish, red-eyed tubers with soft moist flesh that is excellent for baking and chipping. Maincrop potato 'Cara' has excellent disease resistance, including golden eelworm and blight, and withstands drought well. An allotment favourite! Height and spread: 60cm (24”).


Please note: Potato 'Cara' 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 2015
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    • £4.99
    • 60 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £12.99

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

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    • 20 potato tubers

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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £13.99

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").


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
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    • £9.99

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
    • 20 potato tubers

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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £13.99

Potato 'Sarpo Axona'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

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

More info
    • 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 'Blue Danube'

Solanum tuberosum, Potato 'Adam Blue'

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Early maincrop.

Potato 'Blue Danube' (previously known as 'Adam Blue') is the latest introduction from Sárvári, without the Sárpo prefix. The stunning blue-purple skinned oval tubers have bright white flesh of good flavour, that are excellent for general culinary purpose - larger tubers bake particularly well. This early maincrop shows moderate foliage blight resistance and excellent tuber blight 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
    • 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 '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

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    • 5 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £4.49
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £5.99

Potato 'International Kidney'

Solanum tuberosum

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Second early.

A heritage variety that has stood the test of time. If harvested as a second early, 'International Kidney' makes a perfect, very waxy, salad potato. Harvested later as an early maincrop, it produces floury, large, general purpose tubers. 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
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £9.99

Potato 'Lady Balfour'

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop.

Named after the Soil Association founder, Potato 'Lady Balfour' produces oval, pink splashed tubers with firm, moist creamy flesh. Showing impressive blight resistance and double eelworm resistance, this maincrop variety delivers huge yields, even in poorer soils. Potato 'Lady Balfour' also stores particularly well making it an excellent general purpose 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
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £5.99

Potato 'King Edward'

Solanum tuberosum

Late maincrop.

Potato 'King Edward' is the classic Christmas variety and a firm favourite for roasting. The creamy white flesh has a light, floury texture and rarely discolours on cooking. A popular and well-loved late maincrop variety with good resistance to scab and slugs. 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 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £9.99

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 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £9.99

Potato 'Belle de Fontenay'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

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

More info
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    •  
    • £5.99