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New Favourite Chipping Potato

 
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sean
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 16 5:22 pm    Post subject: New Favourite Chipping Potato  Reply with quote    

Us and Mitch Tonks*, now using Agria. Not tried the chips yet but Andrea says that they're brilliant to fry and taste great.

*Presumably his staff, I don't think he makes or fries his own chips nowadays.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 16 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

interesting ,i will look out for them.

for chips i recon maris piper and saxon are pretty good and have slightly different seasons for chip sized ones

LynneA



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 16 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

At the most recent chip test at a potato day I went to, I liked Marfona best.

LynneA



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 16 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If it's a maincrop, its blight resistance is a bit iffy compared to other modern varieties.

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 16 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They're absolutely cracking. Obviously that's just the ones we can get now, we spend ages faffing about over which spuds to use. The local Maris Piper are going to run out in about a fortnight and the Fontane are rubbish this winter. The lincolnshire Piper weren't any good either.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 16 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I tend to grow King Edward and Desiree for main crop and use them for everything. Both are pretty good all rounders, although the KE doesn't grow too big, so Desiree better for jacket potatoes.

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