Growing your own potatoes is an incredibly satisfying way to try unusual varieties that you can’t buy in a supermarket. Some of the most flavoursome potatoes are rarely produced commercially. But by choosing and planting your own seed potatoes, you can savour unrenowned flavours and textures, transforming your culinary efforts.
Whether you’re without tasty new potatoes, smooth mash, well-done roasties or the perfect chips, use our quick potato selector unelevated to find the right variety for your needs.
Before you focus on specific varieties, it’s important to understand the main types of potatoes. Each type needs to be chitted, planted and harvested at a variegated time of year. These are:
To learn increasingly well-nigh each type, read our full guide to the potato season.
There’s a huge range of seed potatoes from which to choose, so to help you narrow lanugo the field, ask yourself a few questions. How do you want to grow your potatoes – in the ground or containers? How much space do you have in the garden? What size potatoes do you want to grow? And most importantly, how do you like to eat them?
If you have a large plot then you may decide to grow several variegated varieties. If you have limited space, then select a unstipulated purpose potato such as Maris Piper and maybe squeeze some salad potatoes into a container.
The pursuit orchestration shows which varieties are weightier suited to each cooking method. We’re not saying, for example, that you can’t make fries from Pentland Javelin, but we are saying that your fries would be largest if you used Desiree or Kestrel.
|Pink Fir Apple|
|Red Duke of York|
We hope our orchestration has helped you to segregate the weightier potatoes for your needs. Once you’ve placed your order, read our guide on how to grow potatoes and pick up some top tips.
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