Friday, 13 November 2020

In My Seed Box For 2021 - Potatoes

For next year I decided to try some New! First and Second Early Potatoes from Mr Fothergill's, and Main Crop Potatoes from D.T.Brown one New variety and one that I have grown in the past.   

Both companies will be dispatched & delivered from 29th January 2021. They will not go in the seed boxes, but will be chitted in the Space Saver greenhouse in the back garden or one of the greenhouses on the allotment plots. 


New! Potato Premiere - First Early - Mr Fothergill's 

The perfect early variety for making chips and roast potatoes, and one that is endorsed and used by McCain; the famous chip company so don't just take our word for it! An appropriate name for this delicious variety with a waxy, creamy texture. Expect a huge yield of oval, pale gold and thin-skinned potatoes which have a yellow flesh. Good disease resistance to many of the common potato diseases including blight.

Potatoes are one of the most rewarding vegetables to grow. There’s the nurturing process of chitting, planting and earthing-up, the anticipation of a good harvest as you dig through the soil and, of course, the unbeatable taste of fresh, home-grown, potatoes.

All potatoes (except for maincrops) will benefit from ‘chitting’ prior to planting out. The chitting process encourages the seed to sprout, which then when planted, helps them to establish more readily, leading to bigger crops. Simply place them, blunt end up, in an old egg box until the shoots are approximately 1½ to 2½cm (½ to 1in).

Potatoes are delivered in 1.5kg bags, each pack containing approx. 15-20 tubers. Actally received 35 seed potatoes 

Sowing/Planting and Flowering/Harvesting Guide

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Key       Sow Indoors       Sow/Plant Outside       Flowers/Harvest

I'm thinking these will go into Buckets but in a bed to they can take up water when I can't get down there to water. I have not worked out exactly where on the two plots they will go as it's like starting from scratch now I have some additional infrastructure in place. 

35 Seed Potatoes as they were all hen egg sized


New! Home Guard - First Early - Dobies

Home Guard is a traditional favourite, introduced during the Second World War. It's one of the earliest cropping potato varieties, producing good yields of even, round potatoes. It's best eaten early in the summer so is ideal for boiling and salads.

Planting January - April      Harvesting June July 

Potatoes are delivered in 1kg bags, each pack containing approx. 16 Potatoes Arrived 

 

New! Acoustic - Second Early - Mr Fothergill's

This new variety has shown to have a very strong resistance to blight – a problem many of us gardeners will have experienced over the years. Lifted as a second early, its texture is a bit waxier and perfect for salads and boiling. It becomes a little flourier if left to mature and lifted later in the season, making it suitable for chips, baking, mashing and roasting. Expect high yields of round potatoes with a pale-yellow flesh and a superb taste. With good disease resistance we’ve found Acoustic to be a superb all-rounder.

All potatoes (except for maincrops) will benefit from ‘chitting’ prior to planting out. The chitting process encourages the seed to sprout, which then when planted, helps them to establish more readily, leading to bigger crops. Simply place them, blunt end up, in an old egg box until the shoots are approximately 1½ to 2½cm (½ to 1in).

Potatoes are delivered in 1.5kg bags, each pack containing approx. 15-20 tubers - 16 Seed Potatoes in bag 

Sowing/Planting and Flowering/Harvesting Guide

JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC

Key       Sow Indoors       Sow/Plant Outside       Flowers/Harvest


So in the ground the same time, but harvested a month later than the Premier First Early, Now I'm not sure if I will put these in the ground or in Buckets. I'm leaning towards into the ground. 


New! McCain Shepody - Early Main Crop - Dobies

Potatoes are long and oval in shape with a cream skin and cream flesh. Good resistance to common scab and blackleg. All-rounder from potato gratin to roast potatoes. Ideal for bake, mash, jacket, roast, chips. Early Maincrop variety.

Yes, you can now grow the same tasty variety that make some of the nation's favourite chips at home! Just wait until you eat them.

McCain demands the best of their potatoes and these new varieties are each selected for their great taste and texture, and resistance to bruising, splitting and disease.

Planting March - April      Harvesting June July 

Potatoes are delivered in 1kg bags, each pack containing approx. 17 Seed Potatoes 


New! Mayan Rose - Main Crop - D.T.Brown 

A new variety and an offspring between the well know Phurejas varieties, Mayan Twilight and Mayan Gold.

All Phureja's potatoes have an excellent flavour and cook in a third less time than standard varieties - flavour and economy! The yield may not be the best, but the taste more than compensates and we certainly recommend you give them a try! Originating from the Andean valleys in South America, Phurejas potatoes benefit from a longer growing period than other varieties, ideally planted in warm soil at the end of March and harvested in September. Mayan Rose has a striking and unique coloured skin, cooking quickly when boiled and also ideal for mashing, roasting and wedges. Good disease resistance in particular to blight, potato cyst nematode and splitting.

Potatoes are one of the most rewarding vegetables to grow. There’s the nurturing process of chitting, planting and earthing-up, the anticipation of a good harvest as you dig through the soil and, of course, the unbeatable taste of fresh, home-grown, potatoes.

Potatoes are delivered in 1.5kg bags, each pack containing approx. 15-20 tubers.  22 Seed Potatoes Arrived 



New! Sarpo Kifli - Main Crop - D.T.Brown

Most Sarpo varieties are maincrop varieties, but Kifli is different – it produces delicious, creamy fleshed and waxy salad potatoes which have that wonderful ‘new’ potato flavour -perfect for boiling and enjoying hot or cold. What’s more, it will crop all summer long, is high yielding and can be kept until the following spring, if kept in a cool, dark and frost free place. Superb late blight resistance and ideal for container growing.

The Sarpo varieties have all been bred and developed for their great taste and unique blight resistance. Whether for the veg garden at home or larger scale plantings in the allotment, we know you’ll enjoy harvesting these delicious, freshly dug spuds.

Potatoes are one of the most rewarding vegetables to grow. There’s the nurturing process of chitting, planting and earthing-up, the anticipation of a good harvest as you dig through the soil and, of course, the unbeatable taste of fresh, home-grown, potatoes.

Potatoes are delivered in 1.5kg bags, each pack containing approx. 15-20 tubers.


New! Stemster - Main Crop - Dobies

Stemster is a tasty, red-skinned variety that produces lots of large potatoes. It grows very well in soils that dry out quickly, as it has good drought resistance. Stemster is also suitable for long term storage and will keep until the following Spring, in the right conditions. It's delicious boiled, mashed, baked and roasted.

Planting January - April      Harvesting June July 

Potatoes are delivered in 1kg bags, each pack containing approx.  Actually received 10 very large Seed Potatoes

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