Grow your Own… Seed Potatoes! See below for an extensive list of the seed potato varieties we will have available at Trevena Cross during the upcoming 2020/2021 seed potato season:
FIRST BATCH OF FIRST EARLIES (MARKED * BELOW) ARE NOW ON THE SHELVES, WITH THE REMAINING POTATOES AVAILABLE FROM MID-LATE JANUARY 2021.
**We will also have a variety of onion, shallot and garlic bulbs, as well as asparagus, mushroom, rhubarb and strawberry collections available in early January**.
*ACCORD – A high yielding early variety of white potato, oval in shape with cream flesh to match the skin. A great variety for baking and boiling but also useful mashed, roasted or chipped. Good resistance to common and powdery scab
*ARRAN PILOT – RECOMMENDED – A popular one for garden growing, Arran Pilot produces high yields of excellent tasting, white skinned, disease resistant tubers with wonderful white flesh – one of the best boilers available! Grown by Graham in his tunnel for the very first earlies
*CASABLANCA – New white skinned, first early. Edible sized crops can be achieved in 62 days! Great for boiling, baking, chips and mashing
*DUKE OF YORK – An oval, cream coloured, waxy potato, ideal for baking like its red relative, or for roasting
*DUNLUCE – Good early yields of oval, white skinned potatoes with shallow eyes. Great, versatile variety suited to chipping, boiling or steaming – doesn’t disintegrate during cooking
*FOREMOST – A firm, white fleshed tasty potato, with good common scab resistance and a floury texture making it a great for boiling or baking, or in salads
*HOME GUARD – AN OLD FAVOURITE – A very early variety that produces good yields. It has good resistance to common scab, and is great for boiling, baking, roasting, and making chips with. Very popular with Trevena Cross customers it is always one of the first to sell out
*MARIS BARD – A very early, heavy cropping variety with good drought and common scab resistance. White tubers with a traditional ‘potato taste’. Good for salads as a boiling potato. Holds its shape well
*PENTLAND JAVELIN – A soft waxy texture makes this white skinned and white fleshed variety a great one for salads
*PREMIERE – Great all-round, disease resistant potato – a high yielding variety suited to organic growing. Ideal for salad, boiling, baking, roasting and chips!
*RED DUKE OF YORK – One of few red skinned first earlies, it has a fine flavour and is great for baking, and as chips once a mature potato
*ROCKET – Large crops of uniformed round tubers, white fleshed and white skinned, ideal for salad and boiling
*SHARPES EXPRESS – Long and oval, lemon coloured flesh with a high dry matter suitable for boiling, roasting and chips
*SWIFT – Yielding a very early crop (within 60 days), this variety has a creamy, waxy flesh and a delicate, sweetish taste
*ULSTER PRINCE – Long, white with white flesh, renowned for boiling qualities straight after harvest. Good resistance to scab and excellent drought resistance.
*ULSTER SCEPTRE – Best eaten early and fresh, it produces high yields of waxy tubers, oval in shape with white skins and flesh. Great resistance to foliage blight, common and powdery scab
*WINSTON – A versatile, tasty variety with creamy flesh, which makes a great masher and baker once the skins have set.
ALOUETTE – BLIGHT RESISTANT – A red skinned variety producing oval long tubers with shallow eyes and yellow flesh colour. It has excellent resistance to both foliage and tuber blight, making it a great one for organic growing. A good all-rounder with good flavour
GEMSON – High yields of small, round and oval tubers, with excellent disease resistance are fast becoming a firm favourite. Bred from the familiar and popular Maris Peer, this lovely potato has smooth white skin and firm, creamy flesh. Perfect in salads when boiled or steamed.
*INTERNATIONAL KIDNEY – RECOMMENDED – A superb second early or maincrop potato that can be started earlier indoors in a greenhouse. A selection of this distinctive variety is grown on Jersey and marketed as the well-known and extremely popular ‘Jersey Royal’
NICOLA – Great tasting waxy new potato, heavy yielding and stores well. Ideal new potato for boiling with salads
PURPLE EYED SEEDLING – This yellow skinned, purple splashed potato gives it its name. An good all-rounder in the kitchen but certainly stand out as a looker!
SARPO UNA – Red skinned with white flesh, this lovely variety has a delicate flavour and is a good grower in containers or big sacks. Harvest earlier for the perfect salad/boiler or later for a great baker. Good blight and disease resistance.
ARRAN VICTORY – Nice indigo smooth-skinned oval tubers with bright white floury flesh. Versatile, and suited to boiling, steaming, roasting, baking – or in a potato salad! Good disease resistance, and a good grower in a pot/container.
BLUE CONGO – This very unusual looking variety forms long to oval (non-uniform) blue skinned potatoes with equally striking blue-purple flesh. Well suited to boiling, roasting or chipping
BLUE DANUBE – Unusual coloured, blue-violet potato – a great one to grow with children in containers due to its striking difference to the average white potato! Excellent overall disease resistance, and to blight of the tubers (not so much the foliage). Makes a cracking roast potato or lovely mash
CAROLUS – An attractive tuber with shallow red eye, and a very high resistance to both foliage and tuber blight, making it ideal for organic growing. Large, yellow floury fleshed potatoes that make great bakers but also work well roasted, boiled, as mash or turned into chips. A versatile option
HEIDI RED – Long tubers with bright red skin and flesh, and a delicious slightly buttery potato flavour. An ideal salad potato or as standard boilers with its waxy texture. Rich in antioxidants
KING EDWARD – Very well-known and with good reason – an excellent tasting variety with multiple culinary uses, making it an excellent all-rounder
MARKIES – Giving the Maris Piper a run for its money with the same excellent cooking qualities, Markies also better blight resistance and overall higher disease resistance.
MAYAN ROSE – Not the biggest yield but they certainly make up for it in flavour – plus they cook in a third less time than standard varieties! With a striking and unique coloured skin, (white and red) they cook quickly when boiled and are also ideal for mashing and roasting. Good disease resistance, including to blight
PINK FIR APPLE – Long, knobbly tubers, a heritage variety and a winner of the RHS garden merit, great for boiling , baking, roasting or as chips
SALAD BLUE – Another striking variety with blue skin and floury flesh. Oval in shape with good texture. They have a mild potato flavour, and fry well, but also make a great novelty blue mash. Rich in antioxidants
SARPO MIRA – RECOMMENDED – BLIGHT RESISTANT – The most blight resistant potato variety and therefore a real winner for garden centre owner Graham. Producing large yields, of tasty, dry floury tubers – great for multiple uses in the kitchen
SCAPA – Long oval tubers with yellow skin and deep yellow flesh, that is both sweet and moreish. It’s perfect for boiling and mashing – and like Mayan Rose cooks in a third less time than standard varieties!…while still maintaining that lovely potato flavour
For up to the minute availability / a stock check of a particular variety, please call us on 01736 763880.