The best potatoes to grow

Last year I grew a set of seven different potato cultivars and only really liked one of them, ‘Jazzy’. So, tonight I asked my Twitter buddies which potatoes they recommend and I was inundated with amazing suggestions! There are some clear winners, namely ‘Charlotte’ which everyone recommended and ‘Anya’ / ‘Pink Fir Apple’. Below is the full list with links to the Twitter accounts of those who recommended them.

Top of the Pots

  1. ‘Charlotte’ – recommended by Tess Alps, Sophie RobertsCharles Dowding, Ginny AndersonHelen Yemm, Neil Houston
  2. ‘Anya’ (‘Pink Fir Apple’) – recommended by Tess Alps, Paul Hervey-Brooks, Chris Howell,  Philip and James Robbins (who suggested the related Anya instead of the parent Pink Fir)
  3. ‘Vivaldi’ – recommended by Sheila WhiteheadJames Robbins
  4. ‘Bute’ – recommended by Brendan Byrne
  5. ‘Apache’ – recommended by Charles Dowding
  6. ‘Athlete’ – recommended by Charles Dowding
  7. ‘Lady Christl’ – recommended by Beryl
  8. ‘Alouette’ – recommended by Beryl
  9. ‘Belle de Fontenay’ – recommended by Paul Hervey-Brooks
  10. ‘Mayan Gold’ – recommended by James Robbins
  11. ‘Kestrel’ – recommended by James Robbins
  12. ‘Sarpo Mira’ – recommended by James Robbins
  13. ‘Maxine’ – recommended by Sharon Moncur
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Jack Wallington

I'm an RHS qualified garden designer living in Clapham, London who loves growing plants and designing with them. Follow me on Twitter.

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