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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 '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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    • 20 potato tubers

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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.

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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    • 20 potato tubers

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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.

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 '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 'Super Season of Spuds Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

First early, second early, maincrop

Take the hard work out of planning your potato crops with our ‘Super Season of Spuds Collection’. This superb collection combines 6 popular varieties for a full season of tasty potatoes. You can even store your ‘Sárpo Mira’ for use right through winter. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

  • Potato 'Super Season of Spuds Collection' comprises:
  • Potato 'Abbot' (first early) - Heavy yields of short, oval tubers with firm and waxy white flesh can be lifted as early as May.
  • Potato 'Lady Christl' (first early) - Smooth oval, pale yellow skinned tubers with creamy flesh that remains firm on cooking.
  • Potato 'Jazzy' (second early) - We’ve been amazed by the enormous yields that this variety produced in our trials.
  • Potato 'Desiree' (early maincrop) - This well-loved maincrop potato has particularly good drought resistance.
  • Potato 'Pink Fir Apple' (late maincrop) - Long, knobbly, pink skinned tubers with butter yellow, waxy flesh, and a distinctive nutty flavour.
  • Potato 'Sárpo Mira' (late maincrop) - Huge yields of tasty, floury potatoes. A real all-rounder for all culinary uses.


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

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    • 120 potato tubers - 20 of each variety

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Chelsea Potato Mixed Lucky Dip

Fantastic value - 100 potato tubers for just £4.99! A great selection of spuds to fill vegetable plots, allotments and grow bags. You won't be disappointed!

Potatoes are the ideal crop to fill newly acquired allotments or gardens. Their bushy foliage makes a great weed suppressant and the developing tubers help break down soil that hasn't been worked for a season or two - plus you get to enjoy delicious potatoes freshly dug from your plot. The taste is far superior to shop bought and rather than food miles away it's just a matter of a few feet from plot to plate.

To allow us to offer you such a good price, we can't take orders for specific varieties, but whatever we decide to send, you won't be disappointed. Image for illustration purposes only. Please note, this product is excluded from the 50% off potatoes offer.
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    • 100 mixed potato tubers

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Potato 'Super Saver Collection'

Solanum tuberosum



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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    • Kerr's Pink - 20 tubers

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    • King Edward - 20 tubers

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    • £7.99
    • Maris Piper - 20 tubers

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