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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 '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

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    • 5 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £3.99 £1.99
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £5.99 £3.99
    • 60 potato tubers

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    • £9.99 £8.99

Potato 'Allotment Favourites Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

Second early, maincrop.

Grow these reliable and trusted allotment favourites for an ongoing supply of home grown potatoes. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


Please note: This collection CANNOT be sent to Northern Ireland or Eire.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Potato 'Orla' (First early) - With good foliage and tuber blight resistance, producing creamy skinned, pale yellow fleshed, round-oval tubers.
  • Potato 'Kestrel' (Second early) - Producing tubers of consistent size and shape, with attractive, smooth skins and violet eyes.
  • Potato 'Valor' (Late maincrop) - Exceptional yields of quality general purpose potatoes for all culinary uses.
  • Potato 'Cara' (Late maincrop) - Creamy skin and striking bright red eyes.
  • Potato 'Lady Balfour' (Early maincrop) - A reliable variety with excellent disease resistance.
  • Potato 'Lady Christl' (First early) - Very early, smooth oval, pale yellow skinned tubers with creamy flesh that remains firm on cooking.


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
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    • 120 potato tubers - 20 of each variety

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    • £25.98 £19.99

Potato 'Imagine' (Early Maincrop)

Solanum tuberosum

  • Best for salads
An Irish breakthrough variety, crossing two hugely popular garden favourites; Cara and Orla. This unique pairing produces robust potato plants that have consistently produced an average 50% more tubers than Maris Peer in commercial trials. The short, oval tubers have a bright and creamy skin finish and a waxy pale yellow flesh that holds excellent flavour whether eaten hot or cold - a fine salad potato variety that remains firm on cooking. Potato Imagine boasts great garden performance too, showing high resistance to common potato scab and black scurf. Its Potato Carla parentage has also transferred good late blight resistance. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread 60cm (24").
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    • 5 potato tubers

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    • £4.99 £1.99
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £7.99 £2.99
    • 60 potato tubers

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    • £14.99 £6.99

Potato 'International Kidney'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

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

More info
    • 20 potato tubers

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

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    • £9.99

Potato 'The best of collection'

Solanum tuberosum

Know your bakers from your roasters with our culinary collection. We've gathered together our current 'taste-test' favourites, so you can grow the best tasting potato for every occasion. This collection comprises 20 tubers each of five outstanding potatoes for your culinary needs:

Imagine - best for salads
Markies - best for chips
Maris Piper - best for mash
Orchestra - best for baking
Setanta - best for roasting
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    • 100 potato tubers - 20 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99

Potato 'Markies' (Early Maincrop)

Solanum tuberosum

  • Best for chips
We introduced Potato Markies in 2007 due to its vigorous, upright habit, excellent late blight resistance, high yields and quality, tasty tubers. We are pleased to have secured this top performing early maincrop variety again for the 2016 season. It performed so well in our recent Capel Manor College growing trials and taste tests, we just had to bring it back. Our taste testers rated it best of the bunch for chipping and baking, commending the fluffy texture, crispy skins and golden crunch when chipped. Potato Markies produces long oval tubers with pale yellow flesh and skin. A floury cooking texture and a high dry matter content results in less oil absorption when fried. The flesh has a low sugar content and a very low acrylamide content, making it a healthy potato option. Growers of this easy grow potato report full resistance to golden eelworm. Height:60cm (24"). Spread 60cm (24").
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    • 5 potato tubers

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    • £4.99 £1.99
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £7.99 £2.99
    • 60 potato tubers

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    • £59.88 £14.99

Potato 'Manitou'

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop.

Manitou has a firmer flesh than popular Desirée, with good dry matter content suitable for baking, chipping, roasting and making lovely smooth mash. Manitou shows good spraing resistance and is golden eelworm resistant too - a boon if you've been troubled by this pest in the past.

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

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    • £3.99 £1.99
    • 10 potato tubers

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    • £5.49 £2.49
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £5.99 £2.99
    • 40 potato tubers

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    • £9.99 £4.99
    • 60 potato tubers

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Potato 'Beginners Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

First early, second early, maincrop.

Our choice of reliable, easy to grow varieties for both the beginner and the enthusiast. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


Please note: This collection CANNOT be sent to Northern Ireland or Eire.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Potato 'Rocket' (First Early) - Almost round, white skinned and fleshed tubers.
  • Potato 'Pentland Javelin' (First Early) - Waxy-textured tubers with white skins and flesh that is ideal for boiling as a salad or new potato.
  • Potato 'Lady Christl' (First Early) - Very early, smooth oval, pale yellow skinned tubers with creamy flesh that remains firm on cooking.
  • Potato 'Kestrel' (Second Early) - Producing tubers of consistent size and shape, with attractive, smooth skins and violet eyes.
  • Potato 'Desiree' (Early Maincrop) - The world's most popular red potato, with pale yellow, firm waxy flesh.
  • Potato 'Cara' (Late Maincrop) - Creamy skin and striking bright red eyes.


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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    • £25.98 £19.99

Potato 'Bikini'

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop.

From Irish breeding, this attractive early maincrop potato produces oval tubers with an extensive and distinguished pink-red splash and cream coloured eyes. The tasty pale yellow flesh is quite floury making Potato 'Bikini' superb for chipping, roasting, mashing or baking. The tubers have a long dormancy, giving them excellent storage potential. 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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE £9.97  
    • £15.96 £5.99
    • 60 potato tubers

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    • £47.88 £12.99

Potato 'Melody'

Solanum tuberosum

Early Maincrop.

Potato 'Melody' produces good yields of superb quality, smooth, yellow-skinned tubers with appealing pale yellow flesh that store well over a long period. This versatile second early variety has a dry texture that makes it perfect as a general use potato for roasting, mashing and baking. It can also be harvested later as an early maincrop if larger tubers are required. This reliable variety has good resistance to Golden Eelworm, Common Scab, and Tuber Blight. 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 May 2016
    •  
    • £3.99
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE £9.97  
    • £15.96 £5.99
    • 60 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE £34.89  
    • £47.88 £12.99

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

More info
    • 60 exhibit grade potato tubers - 10 of each variety + 20 exhibitor bags

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £38.93 £19.99