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    Default Maincrop potato suggestions

    Been absent for a bit. Tried to get my head around for planning for next year but too many distractions.

    Last year, I grew potatoes (for the first time) in buckets. Red Duke of York were amazing and delicious. King Edwards were very small by comparison. Probably due to a combination of too many seed potatoes per bucket and very hot summer.

    Any suggestions on what to try for maincrop?

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    I like Picasso. Great flavour and a good crop. Lots of decent sized potatoes, virtually no marbles.

    Edited to ask: what kind of potatoes do you like? I like firm, waxy ones. Picasso aren't salad potatoes, but they're not floury either. Kind of halfway house.
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    i'll be planting pink fir apples for my main crop ,charlots 2nds, rockets 1sts and what else that not been used up when it comes to planting time ! atb Dal.
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    Im trying Cara for the first time.
    Mixed reviews flavourwise but an apparently good defensive system against all sorts of nasties.
    Just bought a sack from a local farmers market so will be trying a few of them in some synthias
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    I find it hard to beat good old Desiree, but it does depend a bit on what you want to use the potatoes for.
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    I aim to plant Desiree and also some King Edwards
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    I tried Rudolph last year. Good crop and stored pretty well. Particularly good for roasties. Am planning to grow them again along with some charlottes.

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    I'm going with a few Sarpo Mira this year, as well as my usual Desiree - so if blight is really bad, I will at least get some to store for winter.

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