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Broadstairs, Kent

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Seed Potatoes
£1.99 per Kilo

First Earlies are planted between February and April and harvested between May and July. They are often called new potatoes as they are ready to harvest before other varieties, around 9-14 weeks after planting. They produce lots of tasty, small potatoes.

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Disease Resistance Cooking
Variety Image Description Tuber Blight Common Scab White Eelworm (PCN) Golden Eelworm (PCN) Boil Salad Mash Roast Chip Bake
Arran Pilot Image of Arran Pilot Very early traditional potato, bred on the Isle of Arran and the most popular variety in the UK in the 1930s. Excellent yield and flavour. LOW HIGH LOW LOW
Casablanca Image of Casablanca Relatively new variety. Great skin finish making it a good candidate for the show bench. Makes very good chips. LOW HIGH LOW HIGH
Colleen - Organic Image of Colleen - Organic Has a good resistance to potato blight so is good to grow organically. Excellent all-rounder with light yelLOW skin and yelLOW flesh. Good pest resistance. MODERATE MODERATE MODERATE HIGH
Duke of York Image of Duke of York Traditional early variety, harvest when young for a rich sweet flavour or leave to mature for a floury texture. Makes excellent baked potato. LOW LOW LOW LOW
Foremost Image of Foremost Foremost remains popular as a new potato with slightly waxy, firm white flesh and an excellent flavour. LOW LOW LOW LOW
Lady Christl Image of Lady Christl Very early salad type with high yields, good taste and nice bright skin finish. Grown commercially in Cornwall and Pembrokeshire. MODERATE HIGH LOW HIGH
Maris Bard Image of Maris Bard First early variety that bulks early. It is high yielding and has high potato numbers. LOW LOW LOW LOW
Rocket Image of Rocket Recent variety, throws a large number of round whole potatoes. Early variety with good disease resistance. LOW MODERATE MODERATE HIGH
Sharpes Express Image of Sharpes Express Great tasting variety bred in Lincolnshire in 1901. This first early has a bright white flesh with a smooth skin. A favourite of gardener Percy Thrower. LOW MODERATE LOW LOW
Swift Image of Swift Express Exceptionally early variety which produces lots of small round potatoes. It has partial resistance to both golden and white eelworm. LOW HIGH MODERATE MODERATE
Winston Image of Winston An early variety that produces large potatoes and has very good drought resistance. MODERATE MODERATE LOW HIGH

Second Earlies are planted between March and April and harvested between July and August. They take longer to grow than First Earlies so are ready to harvest around 14-17 weeks after planting. Yields are higher, and the potatoes are bigger than First Earlies. Ideal for boiling and salads, they are also good general-purpose potatoes.

Disease Resistance Cooking
Variety Image Description Tuber Blight Common Scab White Eelworm (PCN) Golden Eelworm (PCN) Boil Salad Mash Roast Chip Bake
British Queen Image of British Queen Very popular in Ireland. It has a high dry matter with a floury texture and good flavour. LOW LOW LOW LOW
Estima Image of Estima Very popular variety with farmers. Large yields with early bulking properties and good drought resistance. MODERATE MODERATE LOW LOW
Kestrel Image of Kestrel Attractive whole skins with purple eyes. Makes excellent chips and roast potatoes. Good resistance to blackleg and slug damage. MODERATE MODERATE MODERATE MODERATE
Marfona Image of Marfona Very popular with farmers due to its ability to produce baking potatoes very early. Good bright skin finish and a nice flavour. MODERATE MODERATE LOW LOW
Maris Peer Image of Maris Peer Popular second early potatoes with a very good flavour. Are good as salad potatoes. Plant produces large clusters of pretty purple flowers. MODERATE MODERATE LOW LOW
Nadine Image of Nadine Exceptionally high yielding variety with bright white skins and a good entry for the show bench. LOW HIGH LOW HIGH
Wijia Image of Wijia Express A high yielding variety with a russet skin. Will grow successfully in any type of soil and makes very nice tasting mash, baked and boiled potatoes. MODERATE HIGH LOW LOW

Salads are planted between March and May and harvested between June and September. Salad varieties tend to be long, oval varieties with a "waxy" texture, which remains together on boiling, and makes the potatoes an ideal addition to salads. Taste is generally described as fine to gourmet. They can be First Early, Second Early or Maincrops.

Disease Resistance Cooking
Variety Image Description Tuber Blight Common Scab White Eelworm (PCN) Golden Eelworm (PCN) Boil Salad Mash Roast Chip Bake
Charlotte Image of Charlotte A must have in the garden for a early salad potato crop. Very attractive long potato with an unbeatable creamy flavour straight from the garden to the pot! MODERATE MODERATE LOW HIGH
International Kidney Image of International Kidney Exceptionally good eating salad potato straight from the garden. LOW MODERATE LOW LOW
Nicola Image of Nicola High yielding salad crop with a bright yellow flesh. Makes a very tasty salad potato with a waxy texture. LOW MODERATE LOW HIGH
Pink Fir Apple Image of Pink Fir Apple Popular in Victorian kitchen gardens this knobbly salad potato has an unrivalled nutty flavour. Cooking with the the skin on will retain it's pink skin colour. LOW MODERATE LOW LOW

Maincrops are planted between March and May and harvested between August and September. They require the longest growing period and are generally ready to harvest 17-20 weeks after planting. They can produce high yields of large potatoes and can be stored through the winter, if required.

Disease Resistance Cooking
Variety Image Description Tuber Blight Common Scab White Eelworm (PCN) Golden Eelworm (PCN) Boil Salad Mash Roast Chip Bake
Cara Image of Cara Big-yielding variety with an attractive skin. Good resistance to blight and is good for long term storing. Plenty of size and is a good one to grow for a baker crop. HIGH HIGH LOW HIGH
Desiree Image of Desiree The most popular red-skinned variety in the UK giving great crops of large potatoes. Regularly seen on TV being used by celebrity chefs. A good culinary potato which boils well and has a delicious smooth texture. MODERATE MODERATE LOW LOW
King Edward Image of King Edward A well known favourite in the potato world. Attractive white skins with bright splashes of red. Makes the ideal roasts and baked potatoes but is also good boiled with a strong, aromatic flavour. LOW HIGH LOW LOW
Maris Piper Image of Maris Piper Probably the best known potato in Britain and one of the most versatile with an attractive plant with purple flowers. The potatoes taste great as chips, mash, roasts or simply boiled. MODERATE LOW LOW HIGH
Markies Image of Markies This fairly recent variety is very popular with chip shops throughout the UK. It is long, smooth and shallow eyes making it an ideal shape for producing the perfect chip. Markies is a main crop with good disease resistance. As well as making good quality chips it also makes delicious roast and mash potatoes. MODERATE HIGH LOW HIGH
Record Image of Record Was the number 1 crisping variety in the UK before paler crisps became more favourable. A very old and rare variety. Makes great mash, chips and roasts. MODERATE MODERATE LOW LOW
Stemster Image of Stemster A tasty red-skinned variety that produces lots of bold potatoes. Very good grown in soils that dry out quickly as it has good drought resistance. MODERATE MODERATE LOW HIGH
Valor Image of Valor An all-rounder that cooks every way and tastes great with the added bonus of having good disease resistance. HIGH MODERATE LOW HIGH

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Disease Resistance
Variety Image Description Tuber Blight Common Scab White Eelworm (PCN) Golden Eelworm (PCN)
Anya Image of Anya A salad with a distinctive flavour. Unique in the UK potato market. Anya has a distinctive chestnut and hazelnut flavour with a firm texture and knobbly appearance.Award winner. MODERATE HIGH LOW LOW
Rooster Image of Rooster Rooster potatoes have a deep red skin and shallow eyes. The flesh has a lovely smooth texture and it tastes as good as it looks. TV campaigns featuring Marcia Cross and Jesse Metcalfe have helped make Rooster an extremely popular maincrop. A unique all rounder. Award winner. MODERATE MODERATE MODERATE MODERATE
Vivaldi Image of Vivaldi Very versatile second early, with a unique texture. Vivaldi has a sweet taste, making them an ideal baked potato without any added butter! A healthy choice, Vivaldi is perfect for mashing, steaming or baking. Award winner. MODERATE MODERATE LOW LOW