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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 'Kifli'

Solanum tuberosum

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Early maincrop.

Best planted early as it can be a slow starter, Potato 'Kifli' shows the usual good 'Sarpo' family resistance to drought and blight, as well as a high resistance to virus. This early maincrop variety produces elongated white-skinned tubers with a fabulous 'new potato' flavour, that is best enjoyed when tubers are freshly harvested and cooked in their skins. 'Kifli' can be harvested over a long period - the larger and more mature tubers will still have excellent flavour. 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 '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”).



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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 '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 'Belle de Fontenay'

Solanum tuberosum

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Early maincrop.

An old French salad potato from the late 1800's that is esteemed for its flavour which further improves on storage. This attractive maincrop variety produces beautiful, long, pale yellow tubers with a firm, waxy texture that is delicious boiled or steamed. 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 'Harlequin'

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop.

With 'Charlotte' and 'Pink Fir Apple' in its parentage Potato 'Harlequin' is a guaranteed taste sensation! This outstanding salad variety produces long, oval tubers with creamy flesh and a delicate texture. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

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Potato 'Customer Favourites Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

First early, second early, maincrop.

All of your favourite varieties in one fantastic collection. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


Please note: This collection CANNOT be sent to Northern Ireland or Eire.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Potato 'Arran Pilot' (First Early) - A traditional favourite with white flesh, a firm waxy texture and a pleasing flavour.
  • Potato 'Charlotte' (Second Early) - Pear shaped, yellow skinned, waxy tubers and creamy yellow flesh of first class flavour.
  • Potato 'Kestrel' (First Early) - Producing tubers of consistent size and shape, with attractive, smooth skins and violet eyes.
  • Potato 'Pink Fir Apple' (Late Maincrop) - Long, knobbly, pink skinned tubers with butter yellow, waxy flesh, and a distinctive nutty flavour.
  • Potato 'Rocket' (First Early) - Possibly the earliest early available, producing large crops of attractive and uniform white-skinned and fleshed tubers for your first tasty crop of the season.
  • Potato 'Desiree' (First Early) - The World's most popular red potato! With its pale yellow, firm, waxy flesh, Desiree is extremely versatile.


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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 '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

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Potato Salad Collection

Solanum tuberosum

Second early, maincrop.

Whether eaten hot or cold, these exceptional salad potatoes are simply delicious! This collection contains our choice of the best second early and maincrop salad varieties. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Potato 'International Kidney' (Second early) - A heritage variety that has stood the test of time.
  • Potato 'Harlequin' (Second early) - This outstanding salad variety produces long, oval tubers with creamy flesh and a delicate texture
  • Potato 'Charlotte' (Second early) - Pear shaped, yellow skinned, waxy tubers and creamy yellow flesh of first class flavour.
  • Potato 'Pink Fir Apple' (Late maincrop) - Long, knobbly, pink skinned tubers with butter yellow, waxy flesh, and a distinctive nutty flavour.
  • Potato 'Nicola' (Early maincrop) - Long, oval, smooth-skinned tubers with a wonderful waxy texture. Superb flavour when boiled.
  • Potato 'Maris Peer' (Seoncd early) - The firm creamy yellow fleshed tubers retain their colour and have a superb flavour, but won't disintegrate on cooking.


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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 'Kerr's Pink' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

 

Maincrop.

James Henry of Cornhill, Banffshire produced this variety from a 'Fortyfold' cross. In the way of the potato world it is now named after the merchant who bought the stock when Henry emigrated to Canada. It is a tall, robust plant which crops well in a long growing season. It is fine grained, floury and very popular in Scotland and Ireland. The potato for a Burns' Supper. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



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

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