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Posted by Suefowler07 (U15207557) on Wednesday, 28th March 2012
We would like to grow baking potatoes - can anyone suggest which variety we need to buy?
Posted by Vixxihibiscus (U13865184) on Wednesday, 28th March 2012
Maris Piper every time. Roosters are also good though
Posted by Global_Worming (U14532104) on Thursday, 29th March 2012
IMO Cara are the best bakers and they keep well.
Posted by lilylouise (U3205282) on Thursday, 29th March 2012
We like Picasso and Marfona for baking
Posted by Tee Gee (U10012255) on Thursday, 29th March 2012
........and my tuppence ha'porth is Kestrel
Slugs don't like them so I never find one in the tuber and because of their colour they look quite good on a plate.
IMHO As I see it, it is very much a personal thing, and more to the point; will the variety you choose grow well in your soil as this is key to the whole issue
Posted by Kleftiwallah (U13700999) on Thursday, 29th March 2012
I was told by an older gardener that if you wish for fewer but larger spuds, rub off all sproutings but one. I don't know if this works, but it may be worth a try. Cheers, Tony.
Posted by potatoeman (U15226852) on Friday, 13th April 2012
I am a chef and we used to buy Estima for baking.cooked up nice and fluffy.
Posted by brothershamass (U4829311) on Friday, 20th April 2012
Rooster make a loverly baked potatoe. They are red skinned and I love them. I struggled in the past to get hold of them, so they must be popular with others too.
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