Fruit & veg
Fruit & veg
What are the best potatoes to grow for baking.
Check out DT Brown site - they produce a catalogue which gives info and advice on what potato is best for baking, mash, roasting, salad, etc.
So here is your answer Russets, White Potatoes, New Potatoes, Waxy Potatoes
The best ones for roasting are Edzell Blue, rolled in a little goose fat and put in a hot oven. ( do not parboil, they disintegrate). They are exceedingly hard to get hold of, the Sarpo variety Blue Danube is similar and is also blight resistant.
Maris piper is eelworm resistant and as a floury potato, is commonly used for chips, baking and roasting.
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The best tasting spuds on the planet are Soraya. Sold by Tesco as baking spuds. Only sold to commercial growers by the tonne so I buy from Tesco when they are on 'special', about 50p a pack. Truly phenomenal tasting spuds that will store for months.
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I have grown Desiree and Romano for several years and found that they are very good for all cooking methods