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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 '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.


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 '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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    • 60 potato tubers - 10 of each variety + 20 exhibitor bags

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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.


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 'Sarpo Mira'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

Late maincrop.

This late maincrop variety has it all - unprecedented blight resistance, good slug resistance, vigorous weed suppressing foliage, and it grows well in a wide range of soils. Potato 'Sarpo Mira' produces huge yields of tasty, floury tubers that have a long storage potential. A real all-rounder for all cooking purposes. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


Organic 'Sarpo Mira' has Organic Certification approved by The Soil Association.


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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    • 10 potato tubers

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    • 20 potato tubers (organic)

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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”).



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 '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").



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 '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.

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 '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").


Please note: Potato 'Bikini' 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

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    • 10 potato tubers

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Potato 'Amour'

Solanum tuberosum

  • Supplied exclusively by JBA
  • NEW in 2014

Early maincrop.

A welcome return of this show bench favourite, Potato 'Amour' produces good yields of pure white skinned, rounded to oval tubers with shallow red-pink eyes and a creamy flesh. The waxy flesh of this early maincrop potato makes it ideal for general purpose use in the kitchen. Also has good resistance to golden eelworm. 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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    • 10 exhibitor grade tubers

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