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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.
Developed by Scottish Crops Research Institute, Potato 'Trixie' is a superb cross between 'Charlotte and 'Mayan Gold'. The long, oval tubers have pale yellow skin with shallow, purple eyes and pale flesh. Tubers have a more regular shape than 'Charlotte' and with 'phureja' in its parentage, the cooking time is a third less than for conventional potatoes. This early maincrop has a dry, floury texture so steaming is recommended as boiling can lead to disintegration. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
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