Potato varieties for this year - which have you chosen?

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mumofstig

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Tell us your choices and perhaps, remember to post your reviews later in the year  ;)
I'll start..
I've ordered a kilo each of..
Lady Christl early
Pentland Javelin early, but I leave in to harvest later for jackets.
Spunta 2nds
Inca Belles maincrop, these are new to me so it will be interesting to see how they perform.
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Re: Potato varieties for this year - which have you chosen?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 11:04 »
Planting fewer tubers this year and based on my trials from 2019
2nd earlies: Anya and Charlotte
Mains: Kifli, Carolus, Ambo and Blue Danube

I will probably also throw a few 1st earlies into pots in the greenhouse and if I visit the WYOG potato day I will get a few tubers of varieties I've not grown before to try.

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Re: Potato varieties for this year - which have you chosen?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 11:59 »
I have been a bit unadventurous and ordered the same as last year   :)

1kg Lady Christl: First early
2kg Jazzy: Second early but if left they effectively turn into maincrop salad potatoes
1kg Setanta: Maincrop which I am still eating from last harvest (They are amazing roasted for Christmas and I would be shot if I didn't grow them)

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Re: Potato varieties for this year - which have you chosen?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 13:01 »
It'll be my regular 1kg of Charlotte  ::)
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Potato varieties for this year - which have you chosen?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2020, 17:27 »
we have decided to grow Kestrel second earlies this year because of our slug problems last year on the advise of some of our members already ordered for delivery February

our first earlies possibly be arran pilot or international kidney undecided? will also be growing pink fir apple and charlotte also looking at growing another variety new to us looking at kingsman or setanta ?

our local garden centre will be having there seed potatoes in very shortly and they have quite a good selection of seed potatoes and you can pick your own seed and quantity you require



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Re: Potato varieties for this year - which have you chosen?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2020, 18:39 »
I'll pick up whatever Wilko's get in stock ;)

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Re: Potato varieties for this year - which have you chosen?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2020, 19:33 »
Picked up 2kg of Rooster yesterday and will be getting Charlotte as usual.

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Re: Potato varieties for this year - which have you chosen?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2020, 13:44 »
Every year about this time I pledge that I will only grow two varieties of potato, Aron Pilot and Kestrel, however every year I am seduced by other varieties and end up planting loads more.
So I am putting it in writing this year for all to see.
Not sure if this will work though!

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Re: Potato varieties for this year - which have you chosen?
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2020, 16:35 »
My lot will want King Edwards and Pink Fir Apple no matter what.

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Re: Potato varieties for this year - which have you chosen?
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2020, 20:49 »
Early - 1kg Charlotte (Salad)
Early - 1kh Duke of York (All rounder)
Maincrop - 1kg Vales Sovereign (all-rounder... meant to yield good bakers)

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Re: Potato varieties for this year - which have you chosen?
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2020, 21:27 »
Same as every year for me, it aint broke so not fixing it!
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Re: Potato varieties for this year - which have you chosen?
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2020, 08:58 »
Nicola and Red Duke of York didnt do well last year, however the Pink Firapple and King Edwards were awesome and kestrels were good too so I'll go with those 3 this year. I still have King Edwards in the ground now, no scabs or slug damage at all!

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Re: Potato varieties for this year - which have you chosen?
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2020, 09:27 »
I dont know what variety I did last year. the seed potato were a gift from a plot neighbor. This year i have just ordered Red Duke of York, Sarpo Mira and more sarpo Mira (second lot of Sarpo Mira were ordered by accident)
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Re: Potato varieties for this year - which have you chosen?
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2020, 11:31 »
Mine this year are a mix of what I have tried and liked and what my plot neighbours have tried and liked (and offered me a few to taste). 

I've got Jazzy as a 2nd early - grew these last year and was very impressed.  They can be harvested as new potatoes or left to bulk up, suffered almost zero slug damage and were hugely productive and very tasty.  I have some in store that are just sprouting, so these are getting used up fast now.  Not bad for a 2nd early to keep going this long though.

Sarpo Una - this is an interesting one I got given last year by a plot neighbour.  You can grow is as a new potato and I am going to try a few in buckets in the greenhouse for extra early potatoes.  My plot neighbour did this at home with great success.  The ones in the plot can then be lifted as salad potatoes, or if you leave them they turn into floury baking spuds.  I liked both versions I tasted  :)

Blue Danube main crop - another of the Sarpo family and it has a blue skin, but is white inside.  I was given some of these last year and told they made the best roasties ever.  After trying them I had to agree - crispy outside, fluffy inside and great flavour  8)  Even OH noticed and said they were especially good.

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Re: Potato varieties for this year - which have you chosen?
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2020, 15:13 »
Blue Danube main crop - another of the Sarpo family and it has a blue skin, but is white inside.  I was given some of these last year and told they made the best roasties ever.  After trying them I had to agree - crispy outside, fluffy inside and great flavour  8)  Even OH noticed and said they were especially good.

Has anyone grown both Blue Danube and Setanta? I always thought that Setanta the best roasties ever. If Blue Danube are even better....



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