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  • in reply to: Potato Day 2018 – what varieties would you like to buy? #7239
    GrowingNewsome
    Participant

    Thanks Peter – that’s good for us.

    Best wishes,

    Diane

    GrowingNewsome
    Participant

    Hello,

    Thanks for taking the time to do this Peter – it’s very helpful. Of the varieties that you’re thinking about swapping, we’d be sorry to lose the Maris Piper as we’ve already had some requests from our participants for those. As usual, our biggest buys are likely to be Pink Fir Apple, Charlotte, Sarpo Mira and Kestrel.

    We will definitely buy:



    Apache
    
Cara

    Charlotte

    Desiree

    Golden Wonder 

    International Kidney

    Jazzy

    Kestrel

    Kifli

    Lady Christl

    Maris Bard

    Pentland Javelin

    Pink Fir Apple

    Red Duke of York

    Rocket

    Salad Blue

    Sarpo Mira

    Shetland Black

    Swift

    
We’re also very likely to buy some these if available:



    Ambo

    British Queen

    Maris Peer

    Maris Piper

    Rooster

    Sarpo Una



    & a few others

    We’d also buy the Home Guard if that was ever available again (as some people still ask us for it) and we’d like to have some more organics. We’ve only started taking requests from our group in the past week, and so far the only other varieties that we’ve been asked for are ones that your suppliers don’t stock (Ratte and Belle de Fontenay).

    GrowingNewsome
    Participant

    Hello,

    Last year’s selection was good for us. We’ve only just started taking requests for 2016 and so far the most popular varieties with our participants are Jazzy, Charlotte and International Kidney – Sarpos and Pink Fir Apples are always popular for us too. From your list of “things that didn’t sell well last time” Homeguard is the one that we’d be sorry to lose, as we’ve had some really good reviews of that.

    We will definitely buy:

    Charlotte

    International Kidney

    Jazzy

    Kestrel
    
Kifli
    
Lady Christl
    
Pink Fir Apple
    
Red Duke of York
    
Sarpo Mira

    Sarpo Una

    

We’re also very likely to buy these if available:



    Apache
    
British Queen
    
Cara
    
Desiree
    
Golden Wonder
    
Homeguard
    
Kerr’s Pink
    
Maris Bard
    
Maris Peer
    
Pentland Javelin
    
Rocket
    
Rooster
    
Salad Blue
    
Shetland Black
    
Swift

    Winston

    

& a few others

    Are you likely to have the Cara this time? We’ve also been asked for Athlete, but I don’t think that’s available from your suppliers.

    in reply to: Potato Day 2015 #5709
    GrowingNewsome
    Participant

    Hello,

    It’s a good selection for us. So far the most popular requests from our members have been for the Sarpos (especially Sarpo Mira), Charlotte and Red Duke of York – and Pink Fir Apples are always popular for us.

    We will definitely buy:

    Charlotte
    Pink Fir Apple
    Sarpo Mira
    Sarpo Una

    Axona

    Kifli

    Blue Danube

    Home Guard

    Maris Bard

    Red Duke of York

    Rocket

    British Queen

    Kestrel

    Golden Wonder

    International Kidney

    We’re also likely to buy:

    Winston

    Nicola

    Desiree

    Maris Peer

    Maris Piper

    Salad Blue

    Shetland Black
    
Kerrs Pink

    & 7 others

    Varieties not on this list that we’ve been asked for are: Pentland Javelin, Rooster, Mayan Gold, Lady Christl and Anya. It’s understandable that you want to order from fewer suppliers though, and we’re happy to see more organic varieties on the list.

    in reply to: Have your say on varieties for next year's Potato Day #4828
    GrowingNewsome
    Participant

    Hello again,

    Just wanted to let you know that our participants also have some interest in Blue Danube and Mayan Gold.

    in reply to: Have your say on varieties for next year's Potato Day #4825
    GrowingNewsome
    Participant

    Hello,

    We’ve had a few more requests from our participants:

    Nicola
    Bonnie
    International Kidney
    Maris Piper
    King Edward

    We’d order some of each if they are available.

    in reply to: Have your say on varieties for next year's Potato Day #4818
    GrowingNewsome
    Participant

    Hello Peter,

    Our top ten requests from Growing Newsome participants so far are:

    Pink Fir Apple
    Charlotte
    Pentland Javelin
    Winston
    Trixie
    Sarpo Mira
    Sarpo Axona
    Sarpo Kilfi
    Red Duke of York
    Salad Blue

    It would be great if these varieties are available to choose from.

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