2022 / 2023 Seed Potato Varieties and Ordering Information
Seed Potatoes available in the shops NOW
All potatoes are available for pre-order, except for Carolus. Most are in nets of 2kg. These are all £3.50 per net (Jazzy 2.5kg £4.00) , a small increase from last year. Any potatoes, not pre-ordered, will be available in shops on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Carolus will be sold loose in smaller quantities for people who want to only have a small amount or want something new.
Accord: Accord is a very popular white early that produces large numbers of tubers. Accord tubers are oval in shape with cream skin and flesh, a great variety for baking, boiling and salads yet versatile enough for chips, mashing or roasts too. Accord potatoes have been noted to have good resistance to common and powdery scab. As with most first earlies, Accord can typically be harvested around 13-15 weeks from planting.
Foremost: Very good cooking qualities and a gardener’s favourite for flavour. Good for boiling. Resistant to scab.
Rocket: Rocket' is a very heavy cropping variety with pure white flesh, which is waxy and soft at first digging. It has good all round disease resistance including golden eelworm.
Kestrel: Excellent flavour and disease resistance. The best performing second early and good for exhibition. Blight and scab resistant. Good for chips and roasting.
Nicola: Not only do the smooth oval tubers of 'Nicola' look good, but they are also one of the tastiest salad potatoes. Easy to grow in pots, bags or borders, they produce a generous crop, and as they store well, you will usually be able to enjoy them over a couple of months.
Desiree: Excellent red type, strong flavour, waxy potato. Good for exhibition. Very drought resistant. Heavy cropper. Good for general purpose.
King Edward: Excellent cooking and eating quality.
Maris Piper: Good general-purpose variety. Eelworm resistant.
Picasso: High yielding, very attractive red-eye variety. Good keeping qualities with a mild taste. Good for general purpose.
Sarpo Mira: Bred in Hungary and with good resistance to blight. It also has good drought-resistance and slugs don’t seem to like the pink-skinned tubers. Sarpo Mira keeps well once dug. It has floury flesh and is a great all-round choice, being especially suitable for roasting, baking and chipping.
Charlotte: Reliable, high yielding, waxy salad variety with good flavour. Easy to grow. Good for boiling and salad.
Jazzy: Large oval salad potatoes. High in flavour, low in fat. Good resistance to scab and blight. This variety is sold in a 2.5kg Net
BONUS VARITEY – (NOT FOR PRE-ORDER)
Carolus: Carolus is an attractive potato with a distinct red eye. This is a gardener friendly variety with resistance to both foliage and tuber blight, making it ideal for growing on allotments and those who prefer to grow organically. Matures as a maincrop and has a slightly floury texture and yellow flesh. This variety will be sold by the tuber/weight.
Potatoes ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL STORES
You will be informed that they have arrived via the Shops, Onsite Noticeboards, and across all our digital platforms (the WAGA website & Facebook Group). We do not phone you to let you know they have arrived.
Potatoes are best collected as soon as possible after delivery so you can set them to chit at your home. Any queries contact Janet by email - email@example.com