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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 'Pink Fir Apple'

Solanum tuberosum

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  • 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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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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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 'Highland Burgundy Red'

Solanum tuberosum

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Maincrop.

Burgundy red flesh, with a fluffy texture and delicious sweet flavour. This maincrop potato makes excellent chips and mash, and retains its colour well if steamed rather than boiled. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



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Potato 'Pentland Crown' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

 

Early maincrop.

'Crown' was the first Pentland variety (from Pentlandfield Station, Edinburgh) to have an impact - the varieties came out in alphabetical order. It displaced 'Majestic' as the most common variety in the UK. 'Crown' is robust, drought resistant, disease resistant and very productive - it even produces long stolons to fill adjacent gaps in the row. It was the first variety to be banned from a supermarket chain for lack of flavour- opinions vary in the 'Majestic' tradition. Nowadays seed is only grown for gardeners.

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