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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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Maincrop potato choice 2010 - RESULTS!
« on: October 09, 2010, 18:55 »
Based on your growing results and combining the factors of flavour, yield and disease resistance, what in your opinion is the best maincrop 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, 11:09 by argyllie »
"They say a snow year's a good year" -- Rutherford.

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 20:35 »
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: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 20:49 »
All input from experience is useful. :)

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 23:53 »
It's tricky to really cast an objective vote when you've only grown a handful of the varieties isn't it?

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2010, 08:08 »
It is. I grew two maincrops this year, Majestic and Maris Piper, and was pretty disappointed with both. The results here just might steer me towards trying something new next year.

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2010, 08:47 »
I would add a variety called Harmony to the list. 
It is an "early" maincrop white variety but has done very well for me this year in quite poor soil. In fact, I won second prixe with 6 of the tubers in the island's main agricultural show this year. The seed potatoes, when they arrived, were quite small so I wasn't expecting the crop to produce large spuds but I was pleasantly surprised with many of them big enough to be baking potatoes.
If I can grow things in Shetland, then you can certainly grow things where you are!

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2010, 09:01 »
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 #7 on: October 10, 2010, 09:27 »
Kestrel has always turned out the best for mains for me.

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2010, 09:30 »
Kestrel is a second early.

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2010, 10:29 »
i haven't grown many maincrop but i did have a good success with king teddys so that is my choice . im growing them again next year and also  charlotte for my f/e or are they a s/e
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when im with my 9yr old she's the sensible one

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2010, 10:42 »
Second!

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2010, 11:27 »
thanks DD for loaning me a drip from your fountain of knowledge :D :lol: :lol:

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2010, 11:30 »
Thta's OK, you can keep it, I don't need it back, Plenty of drips here.

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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2010, 11:49 »

Excellent poll/vote thingy....

I'll be watching this with interest to help me decide on what to plant next year...


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Re: Maincrop potato choice - vote for your favourite!
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2010, 13:10 »
Thanks Goldfinger! :) I hope it proves useful to you and others, I'm hoping it might prove useful to me too.

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