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    glaw5 is offline Seedling
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    Default Seed potatoes for jacket potatoes

    Hi,

    Was wondering if anyone can recommend a good variety of seeds potatoes to grow for jacket potatoes - and any tips on how to get them a decent size growing them in bags (am guessing putting less seed potatoes in is better to allow room for them to grow bigger?)

    Next spring's still a way bit off I know but thought I'd ask while I remembered!

    Thanks for any help!

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    Winston are a lovely shaped spud and are nice to use small or leave them bigger to bake.
    Happy Gardening,
    Shirley

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    Varieties recommended on this link Jacket Potatoes Not sure about growing them in bags - yield is a lot lower than in open ground.

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    When i was a fruit and veg buyer i always bought Cara for baking potatoes.
    Ive ordered some from tattie man.
    They are also good chipped and boiled.
    Cara | Maincrop | Seed Potato Catalogue

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    Pentland Dell and Valor make good bakers (or did for me this year), also Setanta is very nice indeed. Dunno abou tr growing them in containers though, I only ever grow first earlies adn wacky things (Congo, Vitelotte etc) in pots...

    chrisc

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    Whatever variety you finall choose- make sure you chit them and then rub off a few of the chits before planing.
    That will make the spuds bigger!

    Never bothered myself so I can't honestly say how many chits to leave on.
    "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

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