Seed potatoes for sale 2017

Potato Day 2017 photo Huddersfield Examienr

Photo: Huddersfield Examiner. Growing Newsome Potato Day at Newsome Scout Hall. Left to right: Jacqui Sullivan, Cherry Holding, Jan Siddall and Monica Plested.

If you missed out on our recent Potato Day, we still have some varieties of seed potato available for you to buy.

They’re for sale at £2 per dozen, mix and match (or 20p each). Available for collection from Newsome or from Huddersfield town centre. We may also be able to deliver locally.

Maris Bard – Organic (first early) sold
Smooth skinned, delicious when cooked or steamed. Successful for local growers.

Pentland Javelin (first early) 18 remaining
Heavy crops with pure white tasty flesh. Very good disease resistance.

Red Duke of York (first early) 27 remaining
Deep red in colour and a vigorous grower. Great flavour. Good for baking, boiling, mashing and chipping.

British Queen – Heritage variety (second early) 12 remaining
Dry, floury texture. High yields of general purpose potatoes. White oval tubers.

Jazzy (second early) 6 remaining
New waxy potato variety. Small, set-skinned tubers. Boil, steam, crush or roast.

Maris Peer – Organic (second early) sold
Waxy textured and well-flavoured potatoes that do not disintegrate when cooked.

Nicola – Organic (second early)
Small, firm, waxy potatoes. Good for salads or boiling. Grows long if given space.

Ambo – Organic (early main crop) 20 remaining
Attractive, white-skinned tubers with a splash of red. White creamy flesh. High yielding.

Foxton – Organic (early main crop) 10 remaining
Boils well with no discolouration, makes excellent bakers and roasties. Also good for chips and crisping.

International Kidney – Heritage variety (early main crop) 10 remaining
A classic maincrop variety, sold early in the season by Jersey growers under the trademark “Jersey Royals”.

Golden Wonder – Organic, Heritage variety (late main crop)
Russet skin. One of the best for baking, frying and roasting, with a rich flavour that improves on storage.

Pink Fir Apple – Heritage variety (late main crop)
We highly recommend Pink Fir Apples – they’re our biggest seller. You can cook them whole and there’s no need for peeling.


We also have some Sturon onion sets and some Jerusalem Artichoke tubers.
Let us know if you’d like some.

Sarpo potatoesFull list of descriptions:
Seed Potatoes for sale 2017 list (PDF)


Please email:

growingnewsome@gmail.com
if you’d like some.

First come, first served!

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Potato varieties available in 2017

Apache potatoes

Apache potatoes

If you’re going to grow some spuds this year, you might want to have a look at some of the 30 varieties of seed potato we’ll have available at our Seed Swap and Potato Day. There’s something for everyone, from old favourites to some more unusual varieties.

All our potatoes are £2 per dozen, pick and mix (or 20p each). You can choose just what you need – and you’ll be supporting our community activities at the same time.

Our full list of varieties:

Potato picker 2017 – full list of varieties (pdf)

or you might like to try one of our top five…


Our top five potato picks

Home Guard potatoesHome Guard is one of the eight heritage varieties that we have available this year. It was the main potato during World War II, being introduced in 1942 and promoted by the Home Guard. It has consistent high and early yields of tasty potatoes. The last time we had Home Guard available, it proved very successful – one participant told us that these were “the best potatoes I’ve ever grown”. So we have jumped at the chance to offer them again this year. 



Pink Gypsy potatoesPink Gypsy 
is one of the new varieties we’re trying this time. It’s quite distinctive looking, with deep pink and cream skins. The tasty white and creamy flesh has a lovely, fluffy texture when cooked. Great whether baked, roasted or mashed. If striking-coloured spuds are your thing, you might also like to try Apache (which has similar markings), Salad Blue, Shetland Black or Highland Burgundy Red.

 


Jazzy seed potatoesJazzy is popular with our local growers. This exciting new second early variety has been awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit for its superb garden performance. It’s a waxy, set-skinnned potato which is both versatile and good looking – boil, steam, crush or roast. Described as a “small potato that packs a big punch” because it’s full of flavour and has performed well in trials.

 


Mixture of Sarpo potatoesSarpo potatoes are grown by the Sarvari Research Trust in North Wales. These potatoes all have excellent resistance to blight, so they are ideal for organic growers. Our participants have had great success with them. This year we have Sarpo Kifli and Sarpo Mira on offer. Ideal if you want a reliable main crop. The Sarpo Mira is organic – it’s one of fourteen different organic varieties that we’re offering this year.

 


Pink Fir Apple potatoesPink Fir Apple potatoes are always in high demand here – and rightly so. They’re one of our all time favourites, great tasting both hot and cold. You can cook them whole in their skins, so don’t worry about peeling this unusual shaped spud. To make sure that you don’t miss out on this firm favourite, we keep lots of them in stock. Enjoy!

Growing Newsome Seed Swap & Huddersfield Potato Day – Saturday 4th March 2017

Seed Swap and Potato Day
Get your growing year off to a great start with our bumper early Spring event…

Seed Swap and Potato Day

Saturday 4th March 2017
10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

Pink Fir Apple, British Queen and Sarpo Blue Danube


Huddersfield Potato Day

Choose from 30 different types of seed potato, including popular easy-to-grow varieties and some more unusual types. All seed potatoes are £2 per dozen (pick and mix) or 20p each. Our 2017 varieties are:


1st Earlies:

Casablanca (organic), Home Guard, Lady Christl, Maris Bard (organic), Pentland Javelin, Red Duke of York, Rocket, Sharpe’s Express, Swift.

2nd Earlies:
Apache, British Queen, Charlotte (organic), Jazzy, Kestrel, Maris Peer (organic), Nicola (organic).

Mains:
Ambo (organic), Cara (organic), Desiree (organic), Foxton (organic), Golden Wonder (organic), Highland Burgundy Red (organic), 
International Kidney, Pink Gypsy (organic), Pink Fir Apple, Rooster, Salad Blue (organic), Sarpo Kifli, Sarpo Mira (organic), Shetland Black.

Potato picker 2017 (PDF)
– more info about all our 2017 seed potato varieties

Potato varieties available in 2017 – our top five potato picks


seeds and seedlings


Seed Swap

Seeds galore – We’ll also have vegetable and salad seeds, sprouted garlic, onion sets and shallots on offer. You can either swap, or pick up some seeds in exchange for a small donation. Try our seed starter packs – ideal for growing in small spaces.

Activities – Seed planting and crafts for kids.

Local food – Jam, pickles, chutney etc. made from fruit and veg grown in Newsome.

Books – Reading Circle book stall with all sorts of books.

Refreshments – Tea, coffee and home made cakes available all day.

Help with growing – Please ask for advice.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust – Stirley Community Farm will be here to tell you about what’s happening at the farm and how you can get involved. Fresh, farm-grown veg will also be on sale.

Plant pot & jam jar amnesty – Bring along your spare small plant pots or small jam jars (1Ib or less).


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Composting advice

Want to start composting at home or on your allotment but not sure how? Want some tips about improving your compost? Or want to find out how to set up a wormery? Kirklees Council’s recycling officer, Rachel Palmer, will be on hand at our event to help you learn more about composting.


potato day food and activities
Join us for lunch

served 12 noon to 1pm 

Enjoy a warming cooked lunch, featuring some local ingredients.

Free admission. All welcome. And please tell all your friends!

Seed Swap 2017 leaflet (pdf)

Huddersfield Potato Day leaflet (pdf)


WYOGOrganised by Growing Newsome

Our special thanks to the
West Yorkshire Organic Group
for supporting our Potato Day.


Want to help?

We’re looking for volunteers to help out with our events and activities. Contact us at growingnewsome@gmail.com to find out more, or ask on the day.


Potato Day 2017 – order your seed potatoes in advance

baskets of seed potatoesOur annual Huddersfield Potato Day is always popular. If you want to make sure you get the best pick of the potatoes, you can order from us in advance.

The idea of our annual Potato Day is that you can choose from around 30 different varieties of seed potato. This means you can just get what you need, instead of having to buy a whole bag of the same variety. It’s ideal for anyone with a small garden or containers, or if you just want to try something new.

It’s not always possible for us to get all the varieties that we’re asked for, but we do our best to get your favourites (based on what you order in advance and what was popular at our last Potato Day).


Our 2017 varieties will include:

1st Earlies: Casablanca (organic), Lady Christl, Maris Bard (organic), Pentland Javelin, Red Duke of York, Rocket, Sharpe’s Express, Swift.

2nd Earlies: British Queen (organic), Charlotte (organic), Jazzy, Kestrel, Maris Peer (organic).

Mains: Ambo (organic), Apache, Cara (organic), Desiree (organic), Golden Wonder, International Kidney, Kifli, Nicola (organic), Pink Fir Apple, Pink Gypsy, Rooster, Salad Blue, Sarpo Mira (organic), Shetland Black.

You can find descriptions of many of these varieties in our 2016 potato guide (pdf)

Our full 2017 guide will be available nearer the time.


Order your potatoes now

Sorry – advance orders are now closed,
but you can buy from our Huddersfield Potato Day on 4th March 2017.

Please fill in this form, then select ‘Submit’ to place an advance order.

All the seed potatoes will cost no more than 20p each or £2 per dozen. You will be able to collect your order from our Potato Day on Saturday 4th March 2017.

Please note: Our maximum advance order for most varieties is 60 tubers (more for Charlotte and Pink Fir Apple). If you’re placing a big order, we’ll get in touch to discuss what’s possible.

 

 

Seed potatoes for sale 2016

Pink Fir Apple, Apache and Linda seed potatoes

Pink Fir Apple, Apache and Linda seed potatoes

If you missed out on our recent Potato Day, we still have some varieties of seed potato available for you to buy.

They’re for sale at £2 for a dozen, mix and match (or 20p each), available for collection from Newsome or from Huddersfield town centre. We may also be able to deliver locally.

 

Lady Christl (first early) 34 remaining
Good for garden growing – suits a sheltered site with fertile soil. New potato flavour.

British Queen (second early) 47 remaining
Heritage variety and winner of an RHS Award of Garden Merit. High yields of general purpose potatoes.

Jazzy (second early) 10 remaining
A new waxy potato variety that has proved really popular with local growers.

Kifli (early main crop) 22 remaining
One of the excellent blight-resistant varieties from the Sarvari Trust. Can be grown over a long period.

Apache (main crop) 38 remaining
Striking-looking red tubers with white patches. An Albert Bartlett variety with a buttery, nutty flavour.

Pink Fir Apple (late main crop)
We highly recommend Pink Fir Apples – they’re our biggest seller. You can cook them whole and there’s no need for peeling.

Linda (late main crop) 37 remaining
This popular salad variety is a good all rounder. Easy to grow, tastes great and stores well. Organic variety.

Kerr’s Pink (late main crop) 43 remaining
Pink, fine grained and floury potatoes. Good cropper.

 

Other varieties

We also have small quantities available of these varieties:

Earlies:
Casablanca (25)
Maris Bard (19)
Pentland Javelin (35)
Sharpe’s Express (44)
Maris Peer (32)
Swift sold
Charlotte sold

Mains:
Blue Danube (16)
International Kidney (10)
Salad Blue (37)
Sarpo Axona (43)
Shetland Black (17)
Desiree sold

 

Sarpo potatoesFull list of descriptions:
Seed Potatoes for sale 2016 list (PDF)

Please email:
growingnewsome@gmail.com
if you’d like some.

First come, first served!

 

 

We also have some onion sets – free with any potato order of £6 or more.

 

 

Potato varieties available in 2016

Apache potatoes

Apache potatoes

If you’re going to grow some spuds this year, you might want to have a look at some of the 30 varieties of seed potato we’ll have available at our Seed Swap and Potato Day. There’s something for everyone, from old favourites to some more unusual varieties.

All our potatoes are 20p each (or £2 per dozen). You can pick and mix to get just what you need – and you’ll be supporting our community activities at the same time.

Our full list of varieties:

Potato picker 2016 – full list of varieties (pdf)

or you might like to try one of our top five…


Our top five potato picks

Jazzy seed potatoesJazzy was new to us last year – and lots of people have asked for more this time. It’s a waxy, set-skinnned potato which is grown in Britain by a group of five friendly farmers who are based in Cornwall, Norfolk and Lancashire. It’s versatile and good looking – boil, steam, crush or roast. It even has its own web site:

Jazzy potatoes


Pink Fir Apple potatoesPink Fir Apple potatoes are always in high demand here – and rightly so. They’re one of our all time favourites, great tasting both hot and cold. You can cook them whole in their skins, so don’t worry about peeling this unusual shaped spud. Pink Fir Apple is one of the five heritage varieties that we have available this year. To make sure that you don’t miss out on this firm favourite, we have lots of them in stock. Enjoy!


Apache potatoesApache is perhaps the most distinctive looking of our varieties, with red skin dotted with cream patches. It has a buttery chestnut flavour and a waxy texture. You can scrub the skins and cook them whole. The colours stay bright if you blanch them before roasting whole in their skins. If striking-coloured spuds are your thing, you might also like to try Salad Blue, Shetland Black or Kerr’s Pink.


Charlotte potatoesCharlotte is the most requested variety amongst our local growers. As well as some of the more unusual varieties, we’ve also chosen some of these more familiar types. These are popular, easy to grow varieties that are reliable croppers. Charlotte is a waxy salad type potato with good flavour and also good resistance to disease. If you’re looking for a reliable salad spud, this could be for you. It’s also one of our thirteen organic varieties.


Mixture of Sarpo potatoesSarpo potatoes are grown by the Sarvari Research Trust in North Wales. These potatoes all have excellent resistance to blight, so they are ideal for organic growers. Our participants have had great success with them. This year we have four varieties from the Sarvari Trust available – Sarpo Axona, Sarpo Mira, Kifli and Blue Danube (with blue skins but white flesh).

Try one or try them all.


 

Growing Newsome Seed Swap & Huddersfield Potato Day – Saturday 5th March 2016

Seed Swap and Potato Day
Get your growing year off to a great start with our bumper early Spring event…

Seed Swap and Potato Day

Saturday 5th March 2016
10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

Pink Fir Apple, British Queen and Sarpo Blue Danube

Pink Fir Apple, British Queen and Sarpo Blue Danube


 

Huddersfield Potato Day

Choose from 30 different types of seed potato, including popular easy-to-grow varieties and some more unusual types. All seed potatoes are 20p each or £2 per dozen (pick and mix).

Advice about our 2016 potato varieties

1st Earlies:
Casablanca (organic), Lady Christl, Maris Bard (organic), Pentland Javelin, Red Duke of York, Rocket, Sharpe’s Express, Swift.

2nd Earlies:
British Queen (organic), Charlotte (organic), Jazzy, Kestrel, Maris Peer (organic), 

Mains:
Ambo (organic), Apache, Cara (organic), Desiree (organic), International Kidney, Kerr’s Pink, Kifli, Linda (organic), Nicola (organic), Pink Fir Apple, Rooster, Salad Blue, Sarpo Axona, Sarpo Mira (organic), Sarpo Blue Danube, Setanta (organic), Shetland Black.


seeds and seedlings

Seed Swap

Seeds galore – We’ll also have vegetable and salad seeds, sprouted garlic, onion sets and shallots on offer. You can either swap, or pick up some seeds in exchange for a small donation. Try our seed starter packs – ideal for growing in small spaces.

Activities – Seed planting and crafts for kids.

Local food – Jam, pickles, chutney etc. made from fruit and veg grown in Newsome.

Books – Reading Circle book stall with all sorts of books.

Refreshments – Tea, coffee and home made cakes available all day.

Potato Guide – Find out more about those weird and wonderful potato varieties by picking up a copy of Alan Romans’ Guide to Seed Potato Varieties.

Help with growing
– Please ask for advice.

Protect your plants – Low-cost, good quality plant protection materials on sale.

Plant pot & jam jar amnesty – Bring along your spare small plant pots or small jam jars (1Ib or less).


potato day food and activities

Join us for lunch

served 12 noon to 1pm 

Enjoy a warming cooked lunch, featuring some local ingredients.

Free admission. All welcome. And please tell all your friends!

Seed Swap 2016 leaflet (pdf)
Huddersfield Potato Day leaflet (pdf)

 


WYOGOrganised by Growing Newsome

Our special thanks to the
West Yorkshire Organic Group
for supporting our Potato Day.

 

One Community FoundatonOur Seed Swap is partly funded by a grant from the One Community Foundation to help us support people with growing their own food and getting to know others in the local area.

Check out their web site for details of community grant funds that you can apply for.

 


Want to help?

We’re looking for volunteers to help out with our events and activities. Contact us at growingnewsome@gmail.com to find out more, or ask on the day.


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