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Large jacket potato - varieties please
« on: January 04, 2011, 10:05:44 »
As well as my usual Kestrel and other spuds, I am after a potato that is best for large jacket spuds.  What is the best variety to give large jacket spuds.  Thanks.
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Large jacket potato - varieties please
« on: January 04, 2011, 10:05:44 »

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Re: Large jacket potato - varieties please
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011, 10:55:40 »
I have had excellent results with Rooster.

http://www.allaboutliverpool.com/allaboutallotments_Vegetables_potatoes.html

The photo shows an early digging in a dry year. I have had nearly 20 large spuds off one plant.

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Re: Large jacket potato - varieties please
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2011, 10:58:24 »
My Piccasso grew some very large spuds last year which were wonderful baked.  Some were so big that half when cooked made  enough for a serving.   The taste was the best I have tasted.  

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Re: Large jacket potato - varieties please
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2011, 15:23:54 »
Cara for me, lots of monsters especially the row that got the majority of the chicken poop as manure.

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Re: Large jacket potato - varieties please
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2011, 15:49:56 »
Marfona for us.  Lovely waxy, moist flesth
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Re: Large jacket potato - varieties please
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2011, 15:56:49 »
Marfona for us.  Lovely waxy, moist flesth
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Totally agree with these. Mmmmmmmm ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Large jacket potato - varieties please
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2011, 16:02:58 »
I'm a Picasso fan as well. (At least, for my soil.) Better flavour than Cara, in my opinion.

Desiree usually do well for me, too.

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Re: Large jacket potato - varieties please
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2011, 19:05:35 »
Desiree evey time - knock off some of the eyes on your seed to leave just a couple and this will produce larger but fewer tubers.

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Re: Large jacket potato - varieties please
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2011, 17:29:21 »
I tried Winston last year, they are earlies but I left them in a bit longer and got a good crop of nice large potatoes.
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Re: Large jacket potato - varieties please
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 18:00:48 »
 :) Ambo and Caesar for me / shades x
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Re: Large jacket potato - varieties please
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2018, 08:16:20 »
Manitou if you can get them. Lovely colour and taste