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We harvested the main crop heritage potatoes by mid-August, and despite the dry weather for much of the summer, there was a good crop, partly because of our extensive mulching of the ground between the rows.

  • Gloucester Black Kidney (UK) – tuber skin colour blue, with cream flesh, produced some excellent medium sized kidney shaped tubers, with only limited evidence of scab.  Makes a nice baked potato.  I hope to save some of the stock to reuse next season

Gloucester Black Kidney

  • Vitelotte – (France -early 1800s), tuber skin colour black/purple, flesh purple, knobbly potato, producing some amazing shaped tubers.  I may look to replenish our stock with some new supplies of Vitelotte next season.
  • Pink Fir Apple (France/Germany – 1850), produced a wonderful crop of very knobbly potatoes.  Great flavour  as a  salad potato.  It is interesting to note that our Anya crop closely resembled the Pink Fir Apple potatoes this season.

Pink Fir Apple

Chris Hitchcock
(Head Gardener)
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