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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 '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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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.


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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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Potato 'Valor'

Solanum tuberosum

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Late maincrop.

This round to oval, white skinned and cream fleshed late maincrop, has double eelworm and blight resistance, offering a real bonus to the gardener. Potato 'Valor' produces exceptional yields of quality general purpose potatoes for all culinary uses. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



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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.



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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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Potato 'Late Blight Resistant Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop, maincrop.

Potato blight is a widespread disease that can destroy crops in just 10 days, particularly during the warm humid weather of late summer. These resilient early and maincrop varieties have been specially selected for their excellent resistance to late blight, to ensure that your potato crops can reach their full potential. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

  • Potato 'Late Blight Resistant Collection' comprises:
  • Potato 'Sárpo Mira' (maincrop) - With unprecedented blight resistance, and good slug resistance, this variety produces huge yields of tasty, floury tubers.
  • Potato 'Cara' (maincrop) - Oval-round, pinkish, red-eyed tubers with soft moist flesh that is excellent for baking and chipping.
  • Potato 'Sárpo Axona' (maincrop) - Similar to 'Sarpo Mira' but the tubers are more regular in shape and the flesh is slightly more creamy.
  • Potato 'Mayan Gold' (early maincrop) - Yellow skinned, long, oval, tubers with a deep golden flesh, a unique nutty flavour, and an extremely creamy, yet dry texture.
  • Potato 'Orla' (first early) - Creamy skinned, pale yellow fleshed, round-oval tubers.
  • Potato'Valor' (late maincrop) - Exceptional yields of quality general purpose potatoes for all culinary uses.


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How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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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").



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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").



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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").


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Potato 'Mayan Gold'

Solanum tuberosum

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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").



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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.

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How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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