Poll

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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Re: First early potato choice 2010 - RESULTS!
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2010, 14:56 »
I couldn't comment RW!  ;) :happy: I'm not biased... :)
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Re: First early potato choice 2010 - RESULTS!
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2010, 14:59 »
much!..........so try to convert me........what kind of spuds are they..PJs grow quite waxy here at least, which I like :)
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Re: First early potato choice 2010 - RESULTS!
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2010, 15:05 »
Well, I can't give a comparison against PJ as I haven't grown them, but I just couldn't get over how amazing the LC flavour was. :)

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Re: First early potato choice 2010 - RESULTS!
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2010, 15:13 »
ok but are they waxy, floury or what :)

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Re: First early potato choice 2010 - RESULTS!
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2010, 15:15 »
I would say that LC are quite (but not very) waxy when young with a new potato flavour reminiscent of how Jersey Royals are supposed to taste (but don't always seem to these days.)

Seem to be less waxy and less tasty as they age but I think that's probably true of most FE's.

(Got a funny feeling there isn't going to be much agreement on this subject, but then again I'm someone who doesn't think that the all-conquering Charlotte are that great!)  :unsure:
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Re: First early potato choice 2010 - RESULTS!
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2010, 15:18 »
Well I think that puts it very well JayG. :) Ours didn't last long enough to get less waxy or less tasty.

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Re: First early potato choice 2010 - RESULTS!
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2010, 15:44 »
If I can get a small bag of LC i will trial them alongside my PJs ......the only thing to do :D

Jay, on my soil Charlottes are wonderful........but I suppose the soil you're growing them in does make a  difference ;)

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Re: First early potato choice 2010 - RESULTS!
« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2010, 15:59 »
This year our Charlotte were harvested two weeks before the LC. The Charlotte were unimpressive in texture*, cooking, flavour and the LC were good in all those aspects.

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* There were reports all summer on AVG of different potatoes not cooking well.

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Re: First early potato choice 2010 - RESULTS!
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2010, 16:06 »
If I can get a small bag of LC i will trial them alongside my PJs ......the only thing to do :D

Jay, on my soil Charlottes are wonderful........but I suppose the soil you're growing them in does make a  difference ;)

Millions of people can't be wrong ( ::)) so the soil must make a difference, although having grown Charlottes the main reason I went for LC was their higher resistance to eelworm (I still seem to be the only person in the UK with this problem!)  :wacko:

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Re: First early potato choice 2010 - RESULTS!
« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2011, 16:41 »
 :mad:Our best has been the old favourite Sharpes Express it has been good for our plot

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Re: First early potato choice 2010 - RESULTS!
« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2011, 21:29 »
I'm going to lock last years topic now, if you really feel you need to add something then ask a mod to re-open it   ;)



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