2020 Seed Potatoes
The allotment shop is now stocking these potatoes ready for planting this spring. All the varieties are priced at £0.45 per lb for allotment association members and £0.60 per lb for non-members.
First Early Potatoes
The first potatoes to crop about 10 weeks after planting.
DUKE OF YORK: Oval, yellow flesh. Excellent flavour. Good for boiling and general use.
WINSTON: Yellow skin and flesh. Excellent show potato. Good disease resistance.
MARIS BARD: Oval, white flesh. The earliest of all, producing heavy crops of waxy well flavoured tubers. High resistance to virus and slight resistance to scab.
CHARLOTTE: Reliable, high yielding waxy salad variety with a good flavour. Good for boiling and salads.
Second Early Potatoes
Ready to harvest about 13 weeks after planting
WILJA: Oval, pale yellow flesh. High yields, reliable. Excellent cooking qualities.
NICOLA: Long, yellow, waxy, well flavoured potato. Ideal for salads
Main Crop Potatoes
Ready to harvest about 15 to 18 weeks after planting.
DESIREE: Oval, pale, waxy yellow flesh. Pink skinned. A heavy cropper that succeeds in all soil types. Drought resistant. Excellent flavour. Good all purpose potato.
KING EDWARD: Oval, creamy flesh. Red blotched skin. Excellent cooking and eating quality.
MARIS PIPER: Oval, creamy flesh. High yields and good cooking characteristics for chips, roasting and general purpose.
MAJESTIC: Long tubers with floury white flesh. Excellent yield, store well. Fine potato for making chips