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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 '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").



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 Blue'

Solanum tuberosum

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Maincrop.

Potato 'Salad Blue' is a vigorous maincrop variety that is more productive than 'Congo' with attractive blue/ purple flowers. Contrary to its name, the spectacular blue, floury flesh, of this unusual coloured potato is best suited to baking, roasting, mash, boiling or chips. 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 'Chicago'

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop.

A popular variety within the potato crisp industry for its dry texture and flavoursome flesh. Potato 'Chicago' is equally useful in the kitchen as a general purpose potato for roasting, chipping, mashing and wonderfully fluffy baked potatoes. Tubers also have good storage potential due to their long-term sugar stability. This versatile British bred early maincrop has performed well in trials, showing Golden eelworm resistance and partial White eelworm resistance, as well as heat and drought tolerance. 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 '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 'Manitou' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

 

Early maincrop.

Agrico, the biggest potato organisation in Europe, predict that 'Manitou' will be the 'new' 'Desiree' in a few years. It certainly looks good on paper but time will tell.

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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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Potato 'Record' (organic) - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

 

Early maincrop.

This heavy duty potato was the favourite of much revered, organic guru, Lawrence Hills. 'Record' has high dry matter with real flavour and it used to be the mainstay of the UK crisp industry until US takeover followed by saturation advertising convinced our children that pale gold rather than deep gold crisps were the best. 'Record' is now rare but a little is still grown for gardeners - it is great mashed, steamed, fried or roasted.

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Potato 'Stemster' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

 

Early maincrop.

Bred by Jack Dunnett, this is a pale red maincrop which has very high yields, good disease resistance and good drought resistance. Little is grown in the UK but it has become fairly important in France. The French 'Stemster' crop area exceeds that of Jack's native Scotland.

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Potato 'Arran Victory' (organic) - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

 

Late maincrop.

This is the oldest 'Arran' still available. It is high yielding given a long growing season. The vivid blue/ purple skin contrasts with the bright white flesh. It is floury, very tasty and makes wonderful mash. The foliage is vigorous and weed suppressing.

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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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Potato 'Markies' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

 

Maincrop.

In food science circles, 'Markies' is regarded as the perfect frying potato - very low sugar and high starch levels give crispness and the looked for pale gold fry colour. The yellow flesh has good flavour and the carotene content is seen as a bonus. Height and spread: 60cm (24”).



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Potato 'Bikini'

Solanum tuberosum

  • NEW in 2014

Early maincrop.

From Irish breeding, this attractive early maincrop potato produces oval tubers with an extensive and distinguished pink-red splash and cream coloured eyes. The tasty pale yellow flesh is quite floury making Potato 'Bikini' superb for chipping, roasting, mashing or baking. The tubers have a long dormancy, giving them excellent storage potential. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


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