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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 '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").



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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 '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 '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").



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

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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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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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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.

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Potato 'Picasso'

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop.

Bred from 'Cara', this early maincrop variety has the same creamy skin and striking bright red eyes. Potato 'Picasso' produces huge yields of waxy fleshed tubers with good all round disease and drought resistance, although may be prone to slugs. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



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How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
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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 '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").



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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").



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