Know your tatties

potatoes

Fancy growing your own potatoes this year? Now is the perfect time to get started and we have everything in stock that you'll need! Get to know the varieties available and find out which potatoes will be best for you in our handy guide...

Maris piper
(Maincrop)

Good all rounder. Dry, floury, creamy white flesh. Good flavour. 
Plant in March / April. Harvest in September / October
Great for chipping and baking!

King Edward
(Maincrop)

An attractive potato. Yellow skin with pink eyes. Creamy white flesh that rarely discolours on cooking.
Good for boiling / chipping and great for baking
Plant in March / April. Harvest in September / October

Pink Fir Apple (Maincrop)
Firm fleshed, nutty flavour. Best sliced and cook the unpeeled tubers as you would for new potatoes. Excellent boiled or for salad use in winter

Plant March / April. Harvest in September / October

Desiree
(Maincrop)
Red skinned, pale yellow firm flesh. Good all round cooker. Rarely discolours after cooking
Plant March / April. Harvest in September / October

Rooster
(Maincrop)
Red skinned, good all round cooking qualities. Suitable for boiling, baking and Chipping
Plant in March / April. Harvest in September / October

Picasso
(Maincrop)
Very attractive potato with good cooking qualities. Good salad potato
Great for boiling
Plant in March / April. Harvest in August / September

Golden Wonder
(Maincrop)

Pale lemon flesh. Great flavour. Ideal for soup, chipping and baking.
Plant in March./ April. Harvest In October

Rocket (1st Early)
A very early maturing variety and an excellent yielder. Round, white fleshed tubers which are resistant to blackleg. 

Good for boiling and baking
Plant in March / April. Harvest in June / July

Arran Pilot
(1st Early)
A white, almost greyish white fleshed variety with a firm waxy texture that does not disintegrate on cooking. Pleasing flavour. 
Good for boiling and baking
Plant in March. Harvest in July

Athlete
(1st Early)
Produces a lot of small pale yellow fleshed tubers. Excellent flavour. Great salad potato and superb blight resistance. 
Plant in March / April. Harvest in July / August

Red Duke of York
(1st Early)
A very deep red early potato which is softer and more moist than white Duke of York
Great for boiling
Plant in March / April. Harvest in July / August

Wilja
(2nd Early)
Pale yellow fleshed. Firm, dry texture. Excellent flavour, great baker. A good table potato, at it’s best before Christmas
Great for baking
Plant in March / April. Harvest in August / September

Maris Peer
(2nd Early)
Creamy white flesh. Good salad potato. Throws plenty of small potatoes. Great for baking
Plant in March / April. Harvest in August / September

Kestrel
(2nd Early)
Creamy flesh. Dry texture. Good flavour. Purple eyes. Ideal show potato
Great for baking
Plant in March / April. Harvest in August / September

Charlotte
(2nd Early)

Excellent cooking potato. Great for salads. Low dry matter which means it is less likely to ‘boil away’
Great for boiling and baking
Plant in March / April. Harvest in August / September

New to growing vegetables? Need a little help on where to start? Please just ask a member of our team. They'll be very happy to help! 

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