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Maincrop Varieties 2018

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Plant Maincrop seed potatoes mid-late March, dependant on weather conditions. All of our Scottish seed potatoes are supplied by JBA (Jamieson Brothers of Annan) and are certified virus free.

Apply 135g/sq m (4oz per sq yard) of fertiliser to the soil before planting and gently work into the soil.

Estimated harvest time 15 – 22 weeks.

AMOUR (NVS)

nvs_logo50The ultimate showbench variety, great all-round disease resistance. Outstanding uniformity of size and colour. Recommended by the National Vegetable Society.

Organic – Blight Resistant
Best kitchen uses: BOIL – CHIP – MASH – ROAST – SALAD

 

BLUE BELLE

Blue Belle is full of promise for the keen exhibition grower. The tubers are full of strong colour in the eyes and are a real challenger to Kestrel as a showbench potato. These will soon become one of your ‘bankers’ to grow in your garden every year.

Best kitchen uses: BAKE – BOIL – MASH

 

CARA

Cara is a popular maincrop variety due to the blight resistance. Tubers are round with white skin and pink eyes. Excellent drought and disease resistance.

Organic – Blight Resistant
Best kitchen uses: BAKE – BOIL – CHIP –  ROAST

 

DESIREE

Desiree is our most popular maincrop variety!  This very reliable variety has oval red skinned tubers and pale yellow flesh. Good drought and disease resistance.

Best kitchen uses: BAKE – BOIL – CHIP – MASH – ROAST

 

KING EDWARD

One of the most famous potatoes on the market. King Edward has excellent cooking and taste qualities. This variety has been around for a century.

Heritage Variety
Best kitchen uses: BAKE – BOIL – CHIP – MASH – ROAST

 

MARIS PIPER

agm50Maris Piper is the classic ‘chip shop’ potato and is grown on a large commercial scale. The tubers are oval in shape with white skin and cream coloured flesh.

Best kitchen uses: BAKE – BOIL – CHIP – ROAST

 

MAXINE

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Maxine seed potatoes produce beautiful round tubers with red smooth skins, shallow eyes and waxy white flesh. A heavy cropping variety with good slug and blight resistance.

Blight Resistant   
Best kitchen uses: BAKE – BOIL – CHIP – MASH – ROAST

 

ORLA

agm50Orla is a popular variety with organic growers due to the blight resistance. It is one of the better tasting varieties and produces large crops of bold white tubers.

Organic – Blight Resistant
Best kitchen uses: BAKE – BOIL – CHIP – MASH – ROAST

 

PENTLAND DELL

Dell produces large oval tubers with white skin and creamy coloured flesh. This variety has good resistance to all disease and some resistance to slugs.

Blight Resistant
Best kitchen uses: BAKE –  CHIP –  ROAST

 

PICASSO

agm50Picasso tubers are round to oval in shape with white smooth skins and pink eyes. It is very popular for allotment growers due to its high disease resistance. Great in the kitchen and stores very well.

Best kitchen uses: BAKE – BOIL – CHIP – ROAST

 

PINK FIR APPLE

agm50Pink Fir Apple is a heritage variety with long and knobbly tubers. They are best eaten with their skins on or served as large chunky chips! Even after storage they retain their new potato flavour.

Best kitchen uses: BAKE – BOIL – CHIP – SALAD

 

SARPO MIRA

agm50The most blight resistant variety available in the UK. Slug resistance is good and so is its general disease resistance.

Very Blight Resistant
Best kitchen uses: BAKE – BOIL – CHIP  – ROAST

 

SETANTA

Setanta is a great variety for the allotment grower. It has a reasonably smooth red skin and yellow flesh. Tubers are oval in shape with shallow eyes. Excellent blight and scab resistance, combined with great taste!

Organic – Blight Resistant
Best kitchen uses: BAKE – BOIL – CHIP – MASH – ROAST

 

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