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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 'Sarpo Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop, maincrop.

With exceptional resistance to potato blight, virus, disease and drought, these 'Sarpo' varieties produce high yields - even in poorer soils. Perfect for gardeners who want to grow delicious potatoes without the need for chemical sprays, excessive irrigation and soil improvement additives. Heights and spreads: 60cm (24").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Potato 'Sárpo Mira' (maincrop) - With unprecedented blight resistance, and good slug resistance, this variety produces huge yields of tasty, floury tubers.
  • Potato 'Blue Danube' (early maincrop) - Previously known as 'Adam Blue', the stunning blue-purple skinned, oval tubers have bright white flesh of good flavour, that are excellent for general culinary purpose.
  • Potato 'Sárpo Axona' (maincrop) - Similar to 'Sarpo Mira' but the tubers are more regular in shape and the flesh is slightly more creamy.

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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    • 30 potato tubers - 10 of each variety

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Potato 'Rubesse'

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop.

Potato 'Rubesse' produces good yields of uniform, cream to pale yellow-fleshed tubers with a rich red skin colour that doesn't fade when washed. This attractive variety has a good flavour and can be used for a wide range of culinary uses. This promising new variety combines good drought tolerance with resistance to disease and Golden eelworm too. 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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    • 20 potato tubers

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    • 40 potato tubers

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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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    • 60 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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    • 60 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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    • 20 potato tubers

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    • 60 potato tubers

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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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    • 10 potato tubers

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    • 20 potato tubers

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    • 60 potato tubers

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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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    • 20 potato tubers

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    • 60 potato tubers

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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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    • £4.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • Maris Piper - 20 tubers

    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
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    • £7.99