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CLERCLER Posts: 56

What are your favourite new pototoes ?? There seems to be so many to choose from and being a novice it's hard to choose !!  I don't have a huge space and will only grow some first earlies.

Thanks everyone


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,958

    I've gone for Foremost. I grew it last year and had a pretty decent crop.

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    CLER do you like white potatoes or creamy waxy ones? 

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,486

    I grow Charlotte, which is a second early, as it's such a good, healthy all rounder. It can be dug early for delicious waxy new potatoes and left in the ground for old general purpose potatoes.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286

    I'm using Charlotte this year as a pretend first early (or early second early lol)

    Chose it because it is slug resistant. Tried Duke of York as a first early last year, though it cropped well I lost more than a 1/2 of the crop which rotted in the ground.

    I'm going to try Kestrel and Cara as the true second early and main this year. Again both slug resistant. 

  • ColinAColinA Posts: 336

    Rocket and Anya have superb taste similar to Jersy Royals

  • 'Swift' excellent variety, ready for harvesting in 8 to 10 weeks and that's very quick.

    Trust your uncle Dave! image


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