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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 'S‡rpo 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 'S‡rpo 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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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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    • 5 potato tubers

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Potato 'Blue Belle'

Solanum tuberosum

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Introduced exclusively by Thompson & Morgan

- Delicious baked or mashed
- Bumper crops of evenly-sized attractive potatoes
- Growing mouth-watering potatoes couldn't be easier

Early maincrop.

Potato 'Blue Belle' is becoming increasingly popular for the home grower. This versatile and attractive looking potato produces good yields that are suitable for a wide range of culinary uses. 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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    • 20 potato tubers

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Potato 'Trixie'

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop.

Developed by Scottish Crops Research Institute, Potato 'Trixie' is a superb cross between 'Charlotte and 'Mayan Gold'. The long, oval tubers have pale yellow skin with shallow, purple eyes and pale flesh. Tubers have a more regular shape than 'Charlotte' and with 'phureja' in its parentage, the cooking time is a third less than for conventional potatoes. This early maincrop has a dry, floury texture so steaming is recommended as boiling can lead to disintegration. 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 '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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How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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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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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
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").



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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 'Bikini'

Solanum tuberosum

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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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' (Early Maincrop)

  • Best for chips
A top performing variety with vigorous, upright habit, high yields and excellent late blight resistance. Our taste testers rated it best of the bunch for chipping, with a fluffy texture, crispy skins and a golden crunch.
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