You might be interested to know that our potatoes are now in stock. We have more varieties than ever this year, and some of the interesting varieties include:
Arran Victory – a Scottish variety bred to commemorate the end of the 1stWorld War. It has a blue skin and a fluffy texture and is regarded as one of the finest late maincrop varieties. Suitable for roasties.
Lady Balfour – this was named after a founder of the Soil Association and was the first potato to be bred specifically for organic production. It’s a reliable first early, suitable for boiling as new potatoes and has oval pink spotted tubers with a moist and creamy flesh. It produces large yields even in poor soils, and unlike most first earlies, it has good storage qualities.
Manitou – This was bred for the North African market, so will perform well with us as a polytunnel grown variety with it’s good heat tolerance. Has firm red skin and is excellent for mash.
Setanta – this in another good option for organic growing, and is a maincrop variety of Irish breeding using Rooster as one of it’s parents. It has good resistance to scab and blight and can be used to bake, roast or chip.
Shetland Black – Scottish bred with purple skin and a floury texture, It has a sweet buttery taste and makes good mash.
Asparges – this is a classic of French cuisine dating back to 1850, and has a fine nutty flavour similar to Pink Fir Apple.
Nadine – this second early is a great all-rounder and suitable for potato growing novices. It’s one of the highest yielding varieties in the UK and produces masses of poataoes with cream flesh and a moist waxy texture. Suitable for all cooking and stores well too.
Juliette – this is a newly bred variety and is expected to rival Charlotte in terms of popularity. It has good resistance to eelworm, and produces flavoursome oval tubers suitable for salads and new potatoes.
Homeguard – bred in 1942 and quickly became a gardener’s favourite during the Second World War. A popular first early still today.
Epicure – a big favourite in the Lothians, this first early has cream skin and white flesh suitable for boiling, chipping and baking.
Belle de Fontenay – this salad variety has been a firm favourite in France since the 1950’s and has yellow skin and white flesh. Unusually for a salad variety its flavour gets even better when stored.
So, for all lovers of tatties, taters and spuds this should give you plenty of food for thought!