Which potato varieties have you grown this year - 2011?

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Re: Which potato varieties have you grown this year - 2011?
« Reply #75 on: October 18, 2011, 21:46 »
We had  great success storing Kestrels right through until end of Feb last year (when they were finished).

Left them in the ground and dug them when the leaves had died down  :D
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Re: Which potato varieties have you grown this year - 2011?
« Reply #76 on: October 19, 2011, 08:39 »
and by then they are usually HUGE  :lol:
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Re: Which potato varieties have you grown this year - 2011?
« Reply #77 on: October 19, 2011, 08:58 »
I would like to stick up for the much maligned International Kidney. Nothing royal about mine :tongue2: but got such a good crop this year that I ate all the new spuds I could and still had plenty left to grow to full size. Tasted lovely too. I shall be growing more 'Shirehampton Commoners' next year. Lady Chrystl were disappointing but I may give them another go as it has been a weird year. Red Duke of York were pretty good.

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Re: Which potato varieties have you grown this year - 2011?
« Reply #78 on: October 19, 2011, 21:20 »
and by then they are usually HUGE  :lol:

You are sooooo right! :D

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Re: Which potato varieties have you grown this year - 2011?
« Reply #79 on: October 20, 2011, 13:07 »
This is my second season and this year I planted 3kg each of Pentland Javelin,Kestral,Estima,Cara and Maris Piper this gave me a total of 235 seeds. Started chitting 23/1,planted 6/4,fist show 1/5,some frost damage 3/5 but came back and first pick was 13/6.I have just lifted the mains and got 85kg from them.I did not keep a full record but I estimate another 80kg through the season.I am pleased with the numbers but there were a lot of small ones.Kestral and Cara have provided the best size for baking.Nexyt year I will reduce the number of varieties to three.

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Re: Which potato varieties have you grown this year - 2011?
« Reply #80 on: May 10, 2013, 10:12 »
We usually have had Kestrels until January but last year we didn't get as many as previous years, maybe your friend isn't putting enough spuds in the ground to last or did you mean they are going rotten in storage ?

If it is the 2nd case they maybe putting a damaged tattie or two in the bag and it is infecting the rest leading to early rotting.

We are a big family so usually have 30/40 seed tatties of Kestrels in the ground.
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Re: Which potato varieties have you grown this year - 2011?
« Reply #81 on: May 10, 2013, 10:18 »
bluealf - this thread relates to 2011 - two years ago, did you mean to reply to it? On a quick scan I can't see a reference to a "friend".
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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Re: Which potato varieties have you grown this year - 2011?
« Reply #82 on: May 12, 2013, 22:23 »
Oops, I was using that last replies to your posts gizmo and thought it was this years potato thread, never noticed it saying 2011.

Sorry  :wacko:

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Re: Which potato varieties have you grown this year - 2011?
« Reply #83 on: May 12, 2013, 22:50 »
this year i am growing red duke of york and nicola both new to me. planted them 9th april both just coming through now.



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