Poll

Choose up to three varieties from this list

Ambo
1 (0.6%)
Arran Victory
1 (0.6%)
Bambino
0 (0%)
Blue Danube
0 (0%)
Cara
18 (10.5%)
Congo
0 (0%)
Desiree
35 (20.5%)
Druid
1 (0.6%)
Gladiator
0 (0%)
Golden Wonder
5 (2.9%)
Highland Burgundy
0 (0%)
Isle of Jura
1 (0.6%)
Kerrs Pinks
4 (2.3%)
King Edward
19 (11.1%)
Lady Balfour
9 (5.3%)
Majestic
3 (1.8%)
Maris Piper
15 (8.8%)
Markies
1 (0.6%)
Maxine
0 (0%)
Mayan Gold
2 (1.2%)
Mayan Twilight
0 (0%)
PFA
13 (7.6%)
Picasso
13 (7.6%)
Red Cara
1 (0.6%)
Remarka
0 (0%)
Romano
4 (2.3%)
Rooster
8 (4.7%)
Sante
3 (1.8%)
Sarpo Mira
7 (4.1%)
Setanta
3 (1.8%)
Valour
0 (0%)
Other - let us know..
4 (2.3%)

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Maincrop potato choice 2010 - RESULTS!

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2010, 17:41 »
The list has been extracted from the varieties people posted on the "Potato Results 2010" thread, so if you did not post about them on there, they won't be on the voting list.

That is why argyllie included "Other - let us know" at the bottom of the list.

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2010, 17:46 »
A forum search doesn't find it, just this result in the Green Potato thread...

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=64843.msg741673#msg741673
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2010, 17:58 »
Desiree; Two full rows with very little Slug damage.
Maris Piper; Two full rows with considerable slug damage.

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2010, 02:09 »
PFA for taste every time, and had a good yield this year (lots better than last year) cos I left them really late. Setanta has been a revelation, basically a disease resistant Rooster, and the other fave this year has been Pentland Dell, nice big spuds and less scab problems than Valor..... Still haven't harvested my COngo's..... those things aren't kidding about being a late main......

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2010, 20:16 »
second year of growing this abundant , very versatile spud , no damage and will grow again next year , Desiree ;)

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2010, 22:05 »
We always get a really good crop from Desire.

We also planted Cara which were brilliant.

These were lifted from a row of 16 plants.

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2010, 22:13 »
They look brill aunt sally, im dead jealous, was there not much slug damage as nearly all of mine got eaten by slugs or something :( ::)
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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2010, 22:18 »
There was no slug damage - the summer was so dry and hot we've hardly seen a slug.  There was some damaged by wire worm and a few chewed away by mice. ::)

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2010, 12:19 »
Early days with some more votes to come in but Desiree is the leader.
Doesn't surprise me because it is an excellent spud that makes great mash and doesn't suffer as much as others from slug damage.
99% Organic and 1% Slug Pellets.

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2010, 16:17 »
It's in the three I voted for, but if asked to put them in order, it wouldn't be the top one.

That remains "Ambo" which is a cross between Auntie's Cara and your Desiree. How could you go wrong????  :lol:

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2010, 16:22 »
Not heard of that one DD but like you say it should be unbeatable. I think Picasso is a spin off from Cara

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2010, 16:25 »
Perhaps elsewhere too, but Ambo is in the Garden Organic catalogue and its on my long list so far....

:)
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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2010, 16:28 »
Your're right, it's a Cara x Ausonia, whatever one of those is!  :lol:

This is the third year I've grown Ambo, it's one of those where I fell for the blurb in the nursery, but I wasn't disappointed.

It by far out performed the Picasso I grew the same year as I first tried them.

Last year I couldn't get the seed, so I grew my own. Iain said it was OK for one year! :lol:

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2010, 16:29 »
I'm going to try Ambo next year, after all the pics and recommendations it's had.

I had quite a good yield for my Desiree, but they were all on the small size....precious few big enough for jackets :( and Garden Organic is the only place I've found it............so I better get my order in quick  :lol:
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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2010, 16:32 »
My Desiree were exactly the same, whereas the Ambo are mostly coming up as bakers. I got them from our local nursery at the same price as Wilko's seed, although they didn't have them in last year.



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