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I have just begun to harvest my King Edward potatoes. The soil is sandy and very slightly alkaline. The potatoes are all healthy but rather small. I wanted some really large ones for jacket spuds.  The Charlottes did well. Any suggestions improving  next year's King Edward or  suggest another for a baking ,boiling and jacket all-rounder main crop? Thanks.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,641

    My brother is a large image commercial potato grower - he recommends Cara for ease of cultivation, disease and pest resistance and flavour - its a great baking potato

    http://www.thompson-morgan.com/vegetables/potatoes/maincrop 

    He also agrees with Thompson & Morgan that it tolerates dry conditions well - he grows on light land. 

    I prefer Maris Piper for mashing image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Sheila 5Sheila 5 Posts: 38

    Thank you Dovefromabove, that's really helpful.

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