Useful Advice on Various Gardening Topics
Updated 13th Sept 2018
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Seed Potato Information Variety Tuber Characteristics Texture Cooking Qualities Blight Other Comments Lady Christl First Early AGM Pale yellow skin and flesh, oval, medium sized tubers Waxy / creamy Boiling new potato, good flavour Moderate Ready to harvest 10-13 weeks after planting. High yield. Charlotte Second early salad Long yellow skin with yellow flesh Firm / waxy Boiling salad potato, good taste Moderate A favourite amongst EHS members Desiree Early Main  Crop Oval tubers with red skin  and firm pale yellow flesh Firm / flowery Boiling, frying, chipping, baking, mashing roasting Moderate Heavy cropping. Good draught resistance. Nicola Salad Second early Long, waxy, oval-shaped tubers,  light yellow flesh,  thin light brown skin Nicola Charlotte Desiree Waxy Boiling.  Ideal for salads.   Excellent flavour Fair Resistant to scab  and eelworm.  Suitable for  patio growing.
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