Potato selector: which variety for your needs

Potato selector: which variety for your needs

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.

What are the variegated types of potato?

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.

How to segregate the weightier potato for you

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Potato ‘Sarpo Mira’ is a versatile main yield variety that produces very upper yields
Image: Potato ‘Sarpo Mira’ from Suttons

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.

Potato selection chart

AnyaAnya seed potatoes
Arran PilotArran pilot potatoes from Suttons
CasablancaCasablanca potatoes from Suttons
CharlotteCharlotte potatoes from Suttons
DesireeDesiree potatoes from Suttons
ForemostForemost potatoes from Suttons
International kidney potatoes from SuttonsInternational Kidney
JazzyJazzy potatoes from Suttons
KestrelKestrel potatoes from Suttons
King EdwardKing edward potatoes from Suttons
Lady Christl potatoes from SuttonsLady Christl
maris peer potatoesMaris Peer
Maris piper potatoes from SuttonsMaris Piper
Pentland Javelin potatoes from SuttonsPentland Javelin
Picasso potatoes from SuttonsPicasso
Pink Fir Apple potatoes from SuttonsPink Fir Apple
Red Duke of York potatoes from SuttonsRed Duke of York
Rocket potatoes from SuttonsRocket
Rooster potatoes from SuttonsRooster
Sarpo mira potatoes from SuttonsSarpo Mira
Sarpo mira potatoes from SuttonsSetanta
Swift seed potatoes from SuttonsSwift
Vivaldi potatoes from SuttonsVivaldi

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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