Buckingham Garden Centre

We are a family run garden centre that is well known nationally as a specialist for bare rooted hedging plants and young trees. The Garden Centre always has a good selection of shrubs and plants which are not commonly found elsewhere, together with a wide range of the more commonly sought after plants. Established for over 50 years, the Garden Centre has recently been redeveloped to a high standard. Our shop contains the largest selection of seeds and bulbs for miles around, together with garden chemicals, tools, garden furniture and many other goods. Outside we stock peat-based and peat-free composts, paving, fencing, timber decking, garden buildings and greenhouses, and a large range of pots, statues and garden ornaments. Our aquatics centre has a good reputation for their excellent quality tropical, marine and cold water fish. The Gardeners' Retreat, our coffee shop/restaurant, serves fresh home cooked food and is an excellent way to round off any visit to the Garden Centre.

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MAIN CROP SEED POTATO AVAILABILITY 2020

Variety

Description


Belle de Fontenay

Old French variety. Very early with firm dark-yellow waxy flesh and yellow skins. Good yield of medium sized long oval tubers. Exceptional cooking qualities.

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Cara

A round pink-eyed very high yielding variety. Produces large attractive tubers. Flesh is cream and of firm waxy texture. Excellent boiled or baked. Good show variety. Slug resistant.

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Desiree

A long oval red variety. Very high yield of medium to large shallow-eyed potatoes. May be irregular in shape especially in heavy or wet conditions. Flesh pale yellow and waxy. Good all round cooking qualities. Rather prone to scab, but this does not badly affect eating and cooking. Good drought and slug resistance.

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Golden Wonder

Russet skinned. One of the best varieties for roasting and frying. This potato has a deep rich flavour which improves on storage. A good cropper. Slug resistant.

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Innovator

The Innovator, like the name implies, is a young variety that replaced and improved some previous types with better characteristics. The Innovator is also not very susceptible to potato diseases, meaning it is both tasty and reliable.

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Isle of Jura

This fine early main crop crops well and has excellent all round disease resistance. Large creamy-fleshed tubers with excellent flavour. Uses - boil, steam, mash, chip, sauté, bake or roast.

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Kerr's Pink

These are a traditional tasty main crop potato with dense weed suppressing foliage. They are a good general purpose floury potato. Microwaves, mashes, bakes and fries well. Boiling needs care. They produce round, pink tubers with medium deep eyes.

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King Edward

High yield of medium sized oval potatoes with creamy white slightly flowery flesh. Well known good quality potato which is a good all round cooker and rarely discolours after cooking. Responds well to good conditions.

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Majestic

High yield of medium to large oval potatoes with creamy-white soft waxy flesh. Good all round cooker. Keeps well into late spring. Reliable cropper which succeeds in a wide variety of conditions. A popular and successful variety in this area.

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Maris Piper

High yield of medium to large, short oval potatoes, with creamy-white flesh with a soft, dry, flowery texture. Good all round cooker, boiled, mashed or baked, but not recommended as a salad potato. Rarely discolours after cooking. Has largely replaced Majestic commercially.

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Maxine

High yield of round potatoes with red skin, white waxy flesh, and superb flavour. Good boiled, mashed, roasted or baked. Slug resistant.

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Pentland Crown

Pentland Crown produces large numbers of bold white tubers that have a floury texture of flesh. They are moist and floury once they have been cooked and are a great all-round potato variety. If you want to grow large tasty potatoes then this is the variety for you.

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Picasso

Oval potatoes with white skins, red eyes, cream coloured flesh and mild flavour. Good for boiling, baking and chipping. A possible alternative to Pentland Crown. It is also extremely high yielding, but the potatoes have better cooking qualities and keep well. Generally trouble free.

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Pink Fir Apple

Excellent salad potatoes with firm waxy pale-yellow flesh, which are also good boiled. They should be boiled in their skins which are then easily removed. They retain a superb 'new potato' flavour well into the new year and rarely discolour after cooking. This very old variety is low yielding, and matures late in the season.

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Record

Oval yellow-skinned tubers with light yellow flesh. Record is a popular choice for crisping and frying due to their high dry matter. They retain their yellow coloured flesh after boiling and can be quite dry and mealy. Record has good all round disease resistance and great kitchen use.

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Rooster

This fine early main crop crops well and has excellent all round disease resistance. Large creamy-fleshed tubers with excellent flavour. Uses - boil, steam, mash, chip, sauté, bake or roast.

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Sarpo Mira

High yields of tasty, floury, red-skinned tubers. Grows well in many soil types. Vigorous, weed suppressing foliage. Long storage. Very high blight resistance and moderate resistance to slugs.

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Setanta

This superb potato has a reputation for being drought tolerant and free of pests and diseases, making it an ideal choice for the organic home gardener. Being one of the most blight resistant potato varieties available in the UK makes them a great variety for the allotment grower. Packed with flavour, use Setanta for boiling, baking, roasting, chipping or mashing.

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Valor

Very high yield of round to oval potatoes with creamy white waxy flesh. Good for chips and excellent for baked potatoes. Slug resistant.

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Buckingham Garden Centre

BUCKINGHAM NURSERIES AND GARDEN CENTRE, Tingewick Road, Buckingham, MK18 4AE
Tel: 01280 822133 Fax: 01280 815491 E-Mail:
webenquiries@hedging.co.uk

OPENING TIMES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE During 2020 we are proud to be supporting LINDENGATE MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY

GARDEN CENTRE: Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.30pm • Sunday 10am to 4pm
RESTAURANT: Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.30pm • Sunday 10am to 4pm