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Rushden Permanent Allotment

and Small Holdings Society

Planting Guides

Seed Potatoes

First Early

Variety


Arran Pilot

Duke of York

Epicure

Foremost

Home Guard

Lady Christl

Maris Bard

Pentland Javelin

Red Duke of York

Rocket

Swift

Heavy cropper, kidney shaped, white fleshed

Pale yellow fleshed, good for forcing under glass

Round irregular skin white turning pink

Kidney shaped, white fleshed

Oval shaped, skin white

Won top awards for excellent flavour

Long oval tubers, white skinned, very pale flesh with shallow eyes

Heavy cropper

Large deep red tubers

Round and firm, waxy white flesh

Crops in 60 days or under, white skinned/fleshed, good flavour

Variety

Foliage Blight

Tuber Blight

Blackleg

Common Scab

Leaf Roll

Powdery Scab

Virus Y

Goldern Eelworm

White Eelworm

Slugs

Spraing

Arran Pilot




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Duke of York

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Epicure



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Foremost

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Home Guard



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Lady Christl




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Maris Bard





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Pentland Javelin 




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Red Duke of York

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Rocket



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Swift



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Second Early

Variety


Kestrel

Maris Peer

Nadine

Wilja

Very heavy cropping,excellent for chipping

White fleshed

Very heavy cropping, white skinned/flesh

High yield, White flesh and floury flavour

Variety

Foliage Blight

Tuber Blight

Blackleg

Common Scab

Leaf Roll

Powdery Scab

Virus Y

Goldern Eelworm

White Eelworm

Slugs

Spraing

Kestrel


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Maris Peer




 

 

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Nadine

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Wilja




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Main Crop

Variety


Cara

Desiree

King Edward

Maris Piper

Picasso

Sarpo Mira

Late main crop, red and white tubers

Heavy cropping, red tubers

Kidney, white splashed pink

Heavy cropper

Heavy cropper, red eyed, yellow fleshed

High yielding, red tubers, creamy yellow flesh

Variety

Foliage Blight

Tuber Blight

Blackleg

Common Scab

Leaf Roll

Powdery Scab

Virus Y

Goldern Eelworm

White Eelworm

Slugs

Spraing

Cara

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Desiree




 

 

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King Edward




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Maris Piper





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Picasso


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Sarpo Mira

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Salad

Variety


Charlotte

International Kidney

Pink Fir Apple

Second Early, Yellow skin, pale yellow flesh, salad with good cooking qualities

Second Early, aka 'Jersey Royal', firm waxy tubers, skin white, flesh cream

Main Crop, Unusual variety, distinctive flavour, irregular shaped tubers, skin pink, flesh cream

Variety

Foliage Blight

Tuber Blight

Blackleg

Common Scab

Leaf Roll

Powdery Scab

Virus Y

Goldern Eelworm

White Eelworm

Slugs

Spraing

Charlotte



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International Kidney


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Pink Fir Apple





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More Information

More information can be found on John Harrison's website 'Allotment Garden'. His site has fantastic guides for all aspects of allotment gardening.

Check out his monthly 'Vegetable and Fruit Growing Guides' and his 'Polytunnel Growing Guides' for what to do each month.

http://www.allotment-garden.org/garden-month-help/index.php