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Planting Guides

Seed Potatoes

First Early

Variety
Arran Pilot
Heavy cropper, kidney shaped, white fleshed
Duke of York
Pale yellow fleshed, good for forcing under glass
Epicure
Round irregular skin white turning pink
Foremost
Kidney shaped, white fleshed
Home Guard
Oval shaped, skin white
Lady Christl
Won top awards for excellent flavour
Maris Bard
Long oval tubers, white skinned, very pale flesh with shallow eyes
Red Duke of York
Large deep red tubers
Pentland Javelin
Heavy cropper
Rocket
Round and firm, waxy white flesh
Swift
Crops in 60 days or under, white skinned/fleshed, good flavour
Variety
Foliage Blight
Tuber Blight
Blackleg
Common Scab
Leaf Roll
Powdery Scab
Virus Y
Goldern Eelworm
White Eelworm
Slugs
Spraing
Arran Pilot
x
x
Duke of York
x
x
Epicure
x
Foremost
x
x
x
x
Home Guard
x
x
x
Lady Christl
x
x
x
Maris Bard
x
x
Pentland Javelin
x
x
x
Rocket
x
x
x
Red Duke of York
x
x
x
x
Swift
x
x
x
x
x

Second Early

Variety
Kestrel
Very heavy cropping,excellent for chipping
Maris Peer
White fleshed
Nadine
Very heavy cropping, white skinned/flesh
Wilja
High yield, White flesh and floury flavour
Variety
Foliage Blight
Tuber Blight
Blackleg
Common Scab
Leaf Roll
Powdery Scab
Virus Y
Goldern Eelworm
White Eelworm
Slugs
Spraing
Kestrel
x
x
x
x
x
Maris Peer
x
Nadine
x
x
Wilja
x
x
x

Main Crop

Variety
Cara
Late main crop, red and white tubers
Desiree
Heavy cropping, red tubers
King Edward
Kidney, white splashed pink
Maris Piper
Heavy cropper
Picasso
Heavy cropper, red eyed, yellow fleshed
Sarpo Mira
High yielding, red tubers, creamy yellow flesh
Variety
Foliage Blight
Tuber Blight
Blackleg
Common Scab
Leaf Roll
Powdery Scab
Virus Y
Goldern Eelworm
White Eelworm
Slugs
Spraing

Salad

Variety
Text
Charlotte
Second Early, Yellow skin, pale yellow flesh, salad with good cooking qualities
International Kidney
Second Early, aka 'Jersey Royal', firm waxy tubers, skin white, flesh cream
Pink Fir Apple
Main Crop, Unusual variety, distinctive flavour, irregular shaped tubers, skin pink, flesh cream
Variety
Foliage Blight
Tuber Blight
Blackleg
Common Scab
Leaf Roll
Powdery Scab
Virus Y
Goldern Eelworm
White Eelworm
Slugs
Spraing
Charlotte
x
x
International Kidney
x
x
x
Pink Fir Apple
x
x
x
x
x
x

More Information

More information can be found on John Harrison's website 'Allotment Garden'. His site has fantastic guides for all aspects of allotment gardening.

Check out his monthly 'Vegetable and Fruit Growing Guides' and his 'Polytunnel Growing Guides' for what to do each month.

http://www.allotment-garden.org/garden-month-help/index.php

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