October 10, 2017 at 7:37 pm #7097
It’s time to order our spuds for Potato Day 2018 on February 10th. If there are any varieties you would like us to order or even ones you would like us to change, please let us know by making a comment in this forum.
The list of spuds we had this year are attached below.
- This topic was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by PeterT.
Attachments:November 21, 2017 at 7:05 am #7206
Robinta please – cracking crop this year.November 21, 2017 at 10:39 am #7207
Pink Gypsy please – not so resistant to slugs as it’s parent Spey, but delicious!November 21, 2017 at 3:21 pm #7208
Any chance of any Linda?November 22, 2017 at 6:29 pm #7209
EM10 please. Early maincrop ~ Pink skin and white flesh, high yielding with good taste, it holds its shape very well, and Orghanic seed bred by Skea Organics, Cara x Desiree.November 23, 2017 at 1:58 pm #7210
Suggestions on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WYOGorg-West-Yorks-Organic-Group-322932937751742/ (names removed )are:
• Ratte please, like pink fir but not as knobbly and I would also love to find flourball (an old variety maybe heritage) although I heard that Albert Bartlett had nabbed that too.
• Pink Gypsey was fantastic for me this year would love again!
• Kestrel did really well for me this year. Would to see more heirloom/heritage varieties too.
• Yes kestrel always performs really well for me too.
Agree about Kestrel, they were very good for me this year too. I also like Red Duke of York, Sharpe’s Express, Ambo and Wilja. I once grew a heritage variety called Edgecote Purple, a second early, which did so well, but I haven’t been able to find it for a while now.November 23, 2017 at 2:40 pm #7211
I have found Skea Organic’s new website and they don’t appear to be selling EM10. http://potatohouse.co.uk A newcomer to seed potatoes, Leary’s, don’t seem to be selling seed potatoes anymore. I’ve not found a supplier for Ratte or Fllourball yet.November 27, 2017 at 10:41 am #7212
Sorry, am away on holiday then. There is one spud that I grew this season “Carolus”, marketed by Leary’s Organic Seeds.
It is really blight-proof! and produced an excellent harvest of top quality, tasty spuds. I will be growing it again and would definately recommend it. It’s a maincrop and kept growing til September with no sign of blight.
(Posted on behalf of Pennine Botanicals Denholme)November 27, 2017 at 5:02 pm #7213
Thanks for all the comments. It’s about time to wrap this up for the year so the order can be placed. Attached is a table summarising varieties which sold badly last year, suggestions received for next year and possible varieties new to us for 2018 together with proposed changes in the last column.
Any final thoughts would be welcome. Last year’s list is attached to the first entry on this forum.
Attachments:November 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm #7215
PS. If you want to look at the descriptions of each variety, most are on the Potato Day page of this website. Failing that, Skea varieties can be found at http://potatohouse.co.uk/shop/, while WCF can be found at http://www.wcfhorticulture.co.uk/information/29/first+earlies/November 28, 2017 at 5:44 pm #7216
Question: I asked for Colleen ( 1E I think ) to be included. Does anyone know how well it sold last year? It has potentially great breeding characteristics.
In answer: Colleen was “nearly sold out” at 12.35 last year and will definitely be on the list this.
(posted on behalf of Martin and Peter)December 31, 2017 at 1:57 pm #7237
Attached is the list of varieties which will be on sale on February 10th at Potato Day. Thanks for the comments. We tried to accommodate your wishes but it was not always possible.
Attachments:December 31, 2017 at 3:49 pm #7239
Thanks Peter – that’s good for us.
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