'Red Duke of York’ (First early)
First found in a Dutch crop of 'Duke of York’ and superior both in flavour and vigour. A handsome potato with lavish foliage, this chef’s favourite is best steamed.
'Nicola’ (Second early)
A tasty salad potato with yellow-fleshed oval tubers. A benchmark variety for assessing others.
'Jazzy’ (Second early)
Produces numerous small, creamy early tubers; waxy and full of flavour. It’s popular commercially as it can be cooked any way and eaten cold or hot. Late in the ground, a good all-rounder.
'Maxine’ (Second early/early maincrop)
An attractive red variety, popular on the show bench for its firm, white, waxy flesh and smooth skin.
'Melody’ (Early maincrop)
From the same breeder as 'Jazzy’, with oval, light-yellow tubers with bright, smooth skins. Good disease resistance.
'Record’ (Early maincrop)
Mainstay of the crisp industry; oval yellow-skinned tubers with light-yellow flesh. Favourite of Lawrence Hills, the famous organic gardener. Good mashed, steamed, fried or roasted.
'Lady Rosetta’ (Early maincrop)
Another one for the crisp makers, but the rounded red tubers can be fried, roasted or boiled. Recently nominated as one of the tastiest potatoes.
'Roseval’ (Early maincrop)
A red salad potato with long oval tubers. Popular in France. Seed potatoes can be difficult to find in Britain, however.
'Arran Victory’ (Late maincrop)
Vivid blue-purple tubers with probably the whitest flesh of all, according to Morrice. It’s best mashed or steamed.
'Cara’ (Late maincrop)
A stalwart of the allotment, as it resists blight to a large degree and its foliage suppresses weeds. The large tubers have a red eye; flavour is good when baked or mashed. 'Red Cara’ is a sport found in 1976.
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