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%)

Total Members Voted: 79


Maincrop potato choice 2010 - RESULTS!

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fatbelly

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2010, 16:33 »
Whats Ambo like for slug resistance? And all important for Mrs FB what is Ambo like for mash (she loves her mash)
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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2010, 16:37 »
I've scarce got a hole in them. The Roosters in the next row are riddled!

Nice flourly spud, which has "good all round cooking qualities" according to the British Spud Council.

They say it makes good chips, but Mrs Digger won't let me have them!
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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: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2010, 16:53 »
I don't eat chips now DD but I do eat wedges, big fat ones made from either Desiree or Edzell Blue.  I put the tray into a very hot oven and then use a few squirts of spray oil (Frylite) once the tray's heated up and add my potato wedges and cook for about half an hour or so, turning half way through cooking.  Freshly twisted salt and black pepper on and whatever else takes your fancy  :)

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2010, 11:13 »
I just love Picasso.  I've had no slug or eelworm damage at all and they are great bakers.  Some were so big that my husband and I share them  :)

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2010, 20:03 »
I voted for Desiree, A good all round spud hardley any slug damaged  :)
and Rooster, nice taste.  :)
Did try the Mayan variteys this year but due to Fox And Rat's cannot really comment on them because of the damage caused.  :(

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2010, 21:01 »
I just love Picasso.  I've had no slug or eelworm damage at all and they are great bakers.  Some were so big that my husband and I share them  :)

Another vote for Picasso here.  I sort of inherited them from another allotment holder, they went in late and I still got a bumper crop.  I did have some wireworm damage, but my allotment had reverted to grass for several years before I took it on so that's to be expected.  I cut round the damage and made and froze tons of mash, which is divine!!  They also do fabulous roasties and bakers.

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2010, 12:29 »
we done cara this year, approx 50kilo's from 5 lines. Massive to, some bigger than my dogs head(labarador head too)

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2010, 20:18 »
Over the last few years I have grown a dozen of those varieties mentioned and Desiree, Picasso and Rooster top the list. If I had to choose one it would be Desiree, a top class all-rounder with taste. It is susceptible to scab but it is only cosmetic. I may try Ambo after reading comments here. Iain has them I believe.

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2010, 22:29 »
The three topics on spuds recommendations have been excellent and informative.
Thanks to the voting I have just ordered from our Lottie shop......

First Earlie's Lady Christl 2kg  Red Duke of York 2kg
Second Earlie's Charlotte 2kg Marfona 1kg (I know Marfona didn't get any votes but I'm a rebel)
Maincrop Desiree 5kg Cara 1kg

Thanks to the people who set the post's up and all that posted.

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #39 on: October 29, 2010, 08:11 »
Glad its been helpful to you fb! :) Now, I have to make my choices in the next couple of weeks...
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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2010, 09:26 »
Glad its been helpful to you fb! :)

Would it be possible to have one for Onion sets, not as many varieties to choose from I know but it would still be of use to posters particularly people who are new or relatively new to growing your own.

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2010, 10:45 »
Not so sure off the top of my head... I collated the varieties for these polls from people's responses put into the 2010 potato thread.

:)

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #42 on: November 01, 2010, 19:35 »
I'm afraid I voted on taste as i'm just starting out. as an ex Argyll girl I love my Golden Wonders but they don't grow well on my alkaline Northampton soil, i just dream of a lovely dry GW with lashings of butter.

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #43 on: November 01, 2010, 19:55 »
All the information we can gather is useful morverngirl. Thanks for your vote and reply! :)

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #44 on: November 03, 2010, 08:57 »
Cara for me.

In my 3 seasons so far they've always produced a very good crop.

Great bakers.
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