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Choose up to three varieties from this list

Accord
0 (0%)
Amorosa
1 (0.8%)
Arran Pilot
10 (8.1%)
Colleen
0 (0%)
Dunluce
2 (1.6%)
Epicure
8 (6.5%)
Foremost
5 (4.1%)
Home Guard
5 (4.1%)
International Kidney
8 (6.5%)
Lady Christl
20 (16.3%)
Latona
1 (0.8%)
Lord Rosebery
0 (0%)
Maris Bard
4 (3.3%)
Pentland Javelin
23 (18.7%)
Red Duke of York
12 (9.8%)
Rocket
10 (8.1%)
Swift
3 (2.4%)
Vales Emerald
1 (0.8%)
Vanessa
3 (2.4%)
Winston
1 (0.8%)
Other - let us know
6 (4.9%)

Total Members Voted: 68


First early potato choice 2010 - RESULTS!

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arugula

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First early potato choice 2010 - RESULTS!
« on: October 09, 2010, 19:07 »
Based on your growing results and combining the factors of flavour, yield and disease resistance, what in your opinion is the best first early potato to grow - choose up to 3 varieties and help everyone choose what to grow next year.

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« Last Edit: November 13, 2010, 11:07 by argyllie »
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Re: First early potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 20:07 »
As I've said to Argyllie in a PM, (we've colluded on this), this will be a guide, what works for one is not guaranteed to work in someone else's soil.

Bear in mind that one person may have hit on the best spud in the world. That spud will still only get one vote.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: First early potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 20:30 »
I only used one vote cos I've grown one good'un and stuck with it  :)
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Re: First early potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 20:33 »
Its all useful info. though. :)

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Re: First early potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 22:34 »
I grew Epicure, Dunluce and Vales Emerald this year but the Epicure is the only one I'll grow again because the flavour was fantastic and yields good. In the past I've grown Rocket and Swift which are certainly early but I found the flavour disappointing, likewise Duke of York.

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Re: First early potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2010, 23:41 »
My "other" vote is Sharpes Express- grew them last year in patio planters and loved them! Good yield, lovely flavour. Sorry i didn't grow them this year, as my L.Rosebery's- while the yield and flavour was good- they looked a bit scaly skinned for some reason

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Re: First early potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2010, 15:11 »
That's useful Spartacat, I was wondering about Sharpe's Express as a "new". I'm going for the wonderful Lady Christl as an early anyway.

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Re: First early potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2010, 02:11 »
Gotta be Lady C.... Rockets are quick but aren't a great flavour, Swift and Mimi never got big enough thoughtey taste OK, A friend of mine left some Lady C in and they got proper big adn they're a fabulous baker.....

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Re: First early potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2010, 08:24 »
My Other is also Sharpes Express which were fantastic this year - my best spud ever

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Re: First early potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2010, 18:50 »
I'll pass on the arran pilot (no flavour in this soil) and the epicure (very low yield).  But sharpes express was very good when I had a had a couple of samples in ... err ... year before last.  (Doesnt time fly when you are having fun!   :blush:)
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Re: First early potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2010, 19:57 »
With news its got to be flavour flavour flavour so i voted Home Guard.
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Re: First early potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2010, 20:10 »
my first early this year was a very tasty Pentland Javelin ::)

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Re: First early potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2010, 19:55 »
Mine is Foremost as recomened bye another plot holder, Great taste and so versatile.
This is the only First early i've ever grown. so i could be missing out but why change if you have something you like .  :)

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Re: First early potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2010, 22:08 »
Did charlotte and pent jav.
Charlotte fantastic, pent jav very average. Taste wise charlotte is on another planet to pj.
Woooooooooooooo

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Re: First early potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2010, 22:10 »
Charlotte is a second early.



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