Potato varieties on sale in 2023

If you’d like some seed potatoes to plant this spring, have a look at the 30 potato varieties we have available. There’s something for everyone, from our regular 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 food growing community at the same time. We’ll also have shallots, onions and lots of other vegetable seeds available this spring. 

You can pick up your seed potatoes from our Huddersfield Potato Day and Seed Swap on Saturday 4th March 2022 from 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ.

If you have any questions, you can email us at: GrowingNewsome@gmail.com


Our list of potato varieties

First earlies

Casablanca (Organic), Colleen (Organic), Lady Christl, Maris Bard (Organic), Red Duke of York, Rocket, Sharpe’s Express, Winston

Second earlies

Bambino (Organic), Charlotte (Organic), Kestrel, Maris Peer (Organic), Nicola, Ratte, Sarpo Una (Organic)

Mains

Ambo (Organic), Belle de Fontenay, Cara (Organic), Carolous (Organic), Desiree, Heidi Red (Organic), Highland Burgundy Red, International Kidney, Java, Orla (Organic), Picasso, Pink Fir Apple, Salad Blue (Organic), Sarpo Kifli, Sarpo Mira (Organic)


Advance orders 

We’re accepting a limited number of advance orders this year. Please send us your order request no later than Wednesday 8th February 2023. Or you can just turn up to our event to make your choice.

Order your seed potatoes in advance


 

Popular potato picks

Rocket – first early

Rocket is well named, because it grows really quickly. It’s among the first potato varieties to crop and produces large quantities of uniform shaped tubers. It’s also well suited to growing at home in containers or potato bags.

 


Charlotte potatoesCharlotte – second early

Charlotte is a popular, easy to grow, waxy salad variety. You can grow fresh flavoured potatoes which taste great either hot or cold. Ideal for salads and your crop will store until Christmas. Good disease resistance and high yielding.

 


Kestrel potatoesKestrel – second early

Kestrel is one of our ever-popular early potato varieties. It has a unique purple blush, a naturally occurring trait which is passed on from the parent variety, the Cara potato. Kestrel has a delicious, slightly-sweet flavour and is great for baking, roasting and chips. It also has good disease resistance and was recommended by Joe Maiden. 


Desiree – main crop

Desiree is a very popular choice for food growers. The tasty white and creamy flesh has a lovely, fluffy texture when cooked. Great whether baked, roasted or mashed. It’s very versatile and easy to grow.

 


Sarpo Mira potatoesSarpo Mira – main crop (Organic)

Sarpo 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 Sarpo Mira in particular and we always grow these ourselves. Or you might like to try sister varieties Sarpo Kifli or Sarpo Una.

 


Pink Fir Apple potatoes

Pink Fir Apple – late main crop (heritage)

Pink 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!

 


WYOG

Organised by Growing Newsome

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

 


Autumn event – Saturday 29th October 2022

Love local food? There’s lots for you to enjoy at this event…

Autumn event

Saturday 29th October 2022
10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ


Get together with other food growers, neighbours and friends.

Autumn-planting vegetables to grow at home or on your allotment.

Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available.

Lots of jam and preserves made from fruit and vegetables grown in Newsome


garlic bulbs

Autumn planting

Autumn planting vegetables for you to take home – including a selection of garlic bulbs, onions, seeds, overwintering leaf crops and anything else we can rustle up. You can also let us know what kind of seeds and plants you’d like us to have available in 2023.

Garlic bulbs available at our Autumn event 2022


Meet local organisations including Huddersfield Raw Honey – with local honey available to buy.

Book stall with all sorts of books.

Children’s craft activities.

Information about local volunteering, events and activities.

Look after your winter crops – plant protection fleece on sale.

Got something to share? You can bring along spare fruit or vegetables, seeds, recipes or anything you’d like to share. 

Jam jar amnesty – clean, small jam jars (1 Ib or less) that fit a 63mm lid are welcome.


Wild Plant Walk, 10.30am to 12 noonnow on Saturday 29th October

Find out how to use and identify wild plants, what you can eat and what plants you can use for health benefits. This walk is organised by our friends at Growing Works, who will also have a stall at our event.

Wild Plant Walk leaflet (PDF)


Hot homegrown lunch: served from 12 noon to 1pm

Enjoy some seasonal soup for lunch at the Scout Hall, made with some locally grown vegetables and served with a selection of fresh breads, followed by a hot Autumn pudding made with local fruit.


Share what you love about nature

What do you and your family love about nature? On the day you can take part in the UK’s biggest ever conversation about the future of nature by adding something to a special tree. You’ll be helping to shape the People’s Plan for Nature, powered by WWF, the National Trust and the RSPB.

Part of Local Democracy Week 2022 in Kirklees.


How you can help

hedgehog
  • Bring something for the cake stall.
  • Bring along the rest of the family or bring a friend.
  • Please get in touch if you’d like to come along and help out on the day.

Organised by Growing Newsome


We’re really sorry for the short notice, but due to an unexpected issue with our venue’s roof we’re having to change the date of our Autumn event (which was originally planned for 22nd October). Thank you for your patience.

Local organisations who are interested in taking part in our events are welcome to contact us.

Garlic bulbs available in 2022

garlic bulbs

Our Autumn planting vegetables this year will include seven different varieties of garlic. Pick up your garlic from our Autumn event on Saturday 29th October from 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ.

Garlic needs a month or more in the ground at a temperature of 10C or less, and Autumn planting gives you the best chance for this. So you can get planting yours soon – all you need to do is decide what sort to grow.

To help you choose, here are some notes…


Carcassone Wight

  • Exceptional hardneck garlic with pink cloves
  • Great strength of flavour
  • Good skin cover
  • Has great vigour in the UK climate
  • Can be planted in autumn or spring
  • This variety was probably brought to Carcassonne by pilgrims travelling east

Caulk Wight

  • Purple-striped bulbs which resist splitting
  • Hardneck variety from Eastern Europe
  • Grows well in the UK climate
  • Good flavour and easy to peel
  • Perfect for autumn planting
  • Harvest as early as June

Germidour (organic)

  • Fast growing French variety with high yields
  • A rich purple head with ivory clove skins – very attractive non-flowering variety
  • Can be strung or plaited
  • Winner of RHS Award of Gardening Merit
  • Plant October or November for harvest in June
  • Lift as soon as mature. Should keep until December following harvesting

Mersley Wight

  • Has the best keeping quality (up to 10 months)
  • Softneck variety well suited to UK growing
  • Classic silverskin garlic
  • Larger cloves and very vigorous
  • Plant in late winter or ideally early spring
  • Harvest in late July or early August

Messidor (organic)

  • A new, very attractive white variety
  • Produces very high yields
  • Strong roots – an excellent choice for our wet British winters 
  • Harvest semi-dry from June
  • Has 10-15 beige cloves per bulb
  • Softneck variety with a rounded flavour

Picardy Wight

  • Originally from the fields of Picardy, growing around the battllefields of the Somme
  • Hardneck variety which copes really well with cooler and wetter conditions – will grow where other varieties have struggled
  • Strong flavoured bulbs which store well
  • Plant from October to March
  • Harvest July to August

thermidrome

Thermidrome (organic)

  • A traditional variety producing large white heads with a hint of pink, and large white cloves
  • Very hardy so ideal even in harsh conditions
  • A non-flowering, softneck variety which can be strung or plaited
  • Plant in October or November
  • Harvest in July – the bulbs should then keep until the December following harvesting

You can pick up your garlic bulbs from our Autumn event on Saturday 29th October from 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall.

If you have a small garden or plot, getting your garlic from us means that you don’t need to buy a whole pack. It’s also great if you fancy planting more than one variety and you just want one bulb of each – or if you want lots, but want to save some pennies (and avoid paying for postage). Although seed costs have increased for us this year, we’re keeping our prices at just £2 per bulb (which helps towards covering our costs).

We’ll have several varieties of onions, some shallots, vegetable seeds and plants available too.

If you can’t make it to our Autumn event, we will offer any remaining stock afterwards. You can Join our email list for updates.

garlic, onions and shallots

Growing Newsome Seed Swap & Huddersfield Potato Day – Saturday 5th March 2022

Get your growing year off to a great start with our bumper early Spring event…

Seed Swap and Potato Day

Saturday 5th March 2022
10am to 1pm

Venue: Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

Pink Fir Apple, British Queen and Sarpo Blue Danube

Huddersfield Potato Day

Choose from 20 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 2020 varieties are:

1st Earlies:
Casablanca (organic)
, Epicure, Maris Bard (organic), Red Duke of York, Rocket, Vitabella (organic).

2nd Earlies:
Charlotte, Kestrel, Maris Peer (organic), Nicola (organic), Ratte, Sarpo Una (organic).

Mains:
Ambo (organic), 
Blue Annelise (organic), Cara (organic), Desiree, Orla (organic), Pink Gypsy (organic), Sarpo Mira (organic), Pink Fir Apple.

More info about our varieties:
Potato picker list 2022 (PDF)
Popular potato picks 2022


seeds and seedlings

Seed Swap

Seeds galore – We’ll also have vegetable and salad seeds, lots of 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 –  Enjoy seed planting and crafts for kids with our Growing Newsome volunteers.

Local food on sale – Jam and other preserves made from fruit and veg grown in Newsome..

Huddersfield Raw Honey – local honey and beekeeping info from Ryad Alsous.

Plant protection materials – protect your homegrown crops.

Books – Book stall with all sorts of books.

Refreshments – Tea, coffee and home made cakes available.

Help with growing – Please ask for advice.

Local information – Come and promote your group or activity.

Plant pot & jam jar amnesty – Bring along your spare small plant pots or small jam jars (we can only use 1Ib jam jars or smaller, which will fit a standard 63mm screw top lid).


potato day food and activities

Join us for lunch

served 12 noon to 1pm 

Enjoy a warming, two-course cooked lunch, featuring some local ingredients.

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


Want to help?

Volunteer
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.

Print our poster
Help us to promote the event:
Huddersfield Potato Day 2022 (PDF)

Stalls

If your local group or organisation are interested in having a stall at one of our events, please get in touch: growingnewsome@gmail.com



Organised by Growing Newsome

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

WYOG


Potato varieties on sale in 2022

If you’d like some seed potatoes to plant this spring, have a look at some of the 20 potato varieties we have available. There’s something for everyone, from our regular 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 food growing community at the same time. We’ll also have shallots, onions and lots of other vegetable seeds available this spring. 

All being well, you can pick up your seed potatoes from our Huddersfield Potato Day and Seed Swap on Saturday 5th March 2022 from 10am at Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ. Sorry we’re not able to take any advance orders this year, but you can pick up your potatoes from our event, or buy afterwards if we have some left. If you have any questions, you can email us at: GrowingNewsome@gmail.com


Our full list of potato varieties:

Potato picker 2022 – full details of all our varieties (PDF)

We have our six most popular potato picks available in much larger quantities.
More than half of our varieties are Organic. We also have some heritage and blight-resistant varieties.


Popular potato picks

Rocket – first early

Rocket is well named, because it grows really quickly. It’s among the first potato varieties to crop and produces large quantities of uniform shaped tubers. It’s also well suited to growing at home in containers or potato bags.

 


Charlotte potatoesCharlotte – second early

Charlotte is a popular, easy to grow, waxy salad variety. You can grow fresh flavoured potatoes which taste great either hot or cold. Ideal for salads and your crop will store until Christmas. Good disease resistance and high yielding.

 


Kestrel potatoesKestrel – second early

Kestrel is one of our ever-popular early potato varieties. It has a unique purple blush, a naturally occurring trait which is passed on from the parent variety, the Cara potato. Kestrel has a delicious, slightly-sweet flavour and is great for baking, roasting and chips. It also has good disease resistance and was recommended by Joe Maiden. 


Desiree – main crop

Desiree is a very popular choice for food growers. The tasty white and creamy flesh has a lovely, fluffy texture when cooked. Great whether baked, roasted or mashed. It’s very versatile and easy to grow.

 


Sarpo Mira potatoesSarpo Mira – main crop (Organic)

Sarpo 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 Sarpo Mira in particular and we always grow these ourselves.

 


Pink Fir Apple potatoes

Pink Fir Apple – late main crop (heritage)

Pink 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!

 


WYOG

Organised by Growing Newsome

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

 


 

Autumn event – Saturday 16th October 2021

Love local food? There’s lots for you to enjoy at this event…

Autumn event

Saturday 16th October 2021
10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ


Get together with other food growers, neighbours and friends.

Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available.

Lots of jam and preserves made from fruit and vegetables grown in Newsome

Autumn-planting vegetables to grow at home or on your allotment.


Beekeeping advice and demonstration hive from the Huddersfield and District Bee Keeping Association.

Freshly picked vegetables from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Stirley Farm.

Book stall with all sorts of books.

Information about local volunteering, events and activities.

Got something to share? You can bring along spare fruit or vegetables, seeds, recipes or anything you’d like to share. 

Jam jar amnesty – clean, small jam jars (1 Ib or less) that fit a 63mm lid are welcome.


garlic bulbs

Autumn planting:

Autumn planting vegetables for you to take home – including a selection of garlic bulbs, onions, seeds, overwintering leaf crops and anything else we can rustle up. You can also let us know what kind of seed potatoes you’d like us to have available in 2022.

Garlic bulbs available at our Autumn event 2021


Hot homegrown lunch:
served from 12 noon to 1pm

Enjoy some seasonal soup for lunch at the Scout Hall, made with some locally grown vegetables and served with a selection of fresh breads, followed by a hot Autumn pudding made with some local fruit.



How you can help:

hedgehog

Organised by Growing Newsome


Local organisations who are interested in taking part in our events are welcome to contact us.

Garlic bulbs available in 2021

garlic bulbs

Our Autumn planting vegetables this year will include six different varieties of garlic. Pick up your garlic from our Autumn Gathering event on Saturday 16th October from 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ.

Garlic needs a month or more in the ground at a temperature of 10C or less, and Autumn planting gives you the best chance for this. So you can get planting yours soon – all you need to do is decide what sort to grow.

To help you choose, here are some notes…


Caulk Wight

  • Purple-striped bulbs which resist splitting
  • Hardneck variety from Eastern Europe
  • Grows well in the UK climate
  • Good flavour and easy to peel
  • Perfect for autumn planting
  • Harvest as early as June

Germidour (organic)

  • Fast growing French variety with high yields
  • A rich purple head with ivory clove skins – very attractive non-flowering variety
  • Can be strung or plaited
  • Winner of RHS Award of Gardening Merit
  • Plant October or November for harvest in June
  • Lift as soon as mature. Should keep until December following harvesting

Mersley Wight

  • Has the best keeping quality (up to 10 months)
  • Softneck variety well suited to UK growing
  • Classic silverskin garlic
  • Larger cloves and very vigorous
  • Plant in late winter or ideally early spring
  • Harvest in late July or early August

Picardy Wight

  • Originally from the fields of Picardy, growing around the battllefields of the Somme
  • Copes really well with cooler and wetter conditions – will grow where other varieties have struggled
  • Strong flavoured bulbs which store well
  • Plant from October to March
  • Harvest July to August

Rhapsody Wight

  • The first true garlic of the season
  • Large purple bulbs with wide leafy growth
  • Fresh flavour – perfect for salads
  • Softneck variety from France
  • Plant: October to January
  • Harvest: June

thermidrome

Thermidrome (organic)

  • A traditional variety producing large heads and cloves
  • Very hardy so ideal even in harsh conditions
  • White head with a hint of pink, and white clove skins
  • Plant in October or November for harvest in July
  • A non-flowering variety which can be strung or plaited
  • Should keep until the December following harvesting

You can pick up your garlic bulbs from our Autumn Gathering event on Saturday 16th October from 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall. We ask for £2 per bulb to cover our costs. This is ideal if you have a small garden or plot, as you don’t need to buy a whole pack. It’s also great if you fancy planting more than one variety and you just want one bulb of each – or if you want lots, but want to save some pennies (and avoid paying for postage). We’ll have some onions, vegetable seeds and plants too.

If you can’t make it to our Autumn event, we will offer any remaining stock afterwards. You can Join our email list for updates.

garlic, onions and shallots

Potato pick and Spring seed shuffle 2021

Potato pick and spring seed shuffle

Although we aren’t able to get together again just yet, thankfully Spring isn’t cancelled. We’re still here to help you grow your own food. We would usually have our annual Huddersfield Potato Day and Seed Swap on the first Saturday in March – so we’ve come up with an alternative to help you get growing.

You can order seed potatoes, onions and shallots from us now. We also have some vegetable seeds that are good for growing in small spaces.

You can order and pay online, then collect from Newsome village. If you’re shielding or self-isolating, we’ll do our best to deliver to you at home.

If restrictions are eased over the next few weeks, we may also be able to have a pop up stall that you can come along to for more goodies. But in the meantime, please let us know what you’d like and we’ll do our best to help.


PotatoesPotato pick

You can choose just what you need from our selection of 20 different varieties. We have limited quantities of some varieties this time, but we also have our six most popular varieties in larger quantities than usual.

Potato varieties on sale in 2021


vegetable seedsSeed shuffle

We have a selection of onions and shallots for you to choose from, plus some vegetable seeds that are great for growing in smaller spaces. Or choose our Spring seed pack if you’d like a bit of everything for £5.

Onions, shallots and seeds on sale in 2021


Order, pay and collect

wheelbarrowPlease fill in our online order form. Orders can be collected from Newsome village on a number of days during March. We’ll send you the details when your order is ready. We can accept a contactless card payment on your collection day, or you may be able to pay online. If you’d prefer to pay a different way, please let us know.

Send us your order


Shielding or self-isolating? 

Please fill in our online order form to make a request. We’re hoping to deliver to people in Newsome and the wider Huddersfield area. If we’re able to deliver to you, we’ll confirm your order and send you a link that you can use to pay online. After we receive your payment, one of our volunteers will bring your order to you at home. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Send us your order


Thank you cardSupported by our volunteers

Thank you to all the members of the Growing Newsome network who are continuing to offer help with our deliveries and preparations. Your support really means a lot to us. We’re following all the latest guidance to keep everyone safe. Thank you for looking out for each other.


Growing guides

 

Onions, shallots and vegetable seeds on sale in 2021

seeds
Spring seed planting pack £5

1 x packet Beetroot Cylindra

1 x packet Broad Bean Karmazyn

1 x packet Dwarf French Bean Amethyst

1 x packet Peas (mixed varieties)

1 x packet Sunflower Tall Single (Helianthus)

12 x Seed potatoes (6 x earlies, 6 x main crop)

18 x Onion sets (mixed)


Onions, shallots and seeds

Onion sets – 60p per dozen (mix and match)

Sturon – A great size onion, well known for its flavour. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. 

Rumba – British bred variety with improved vigour, shape and storage qualities.
Sorry, sold out

Snowball A superb white onion with a full mild flavour. Stores well. Sorry, sold out

Red Baron – An eye-catching red onion with a stronger flavour than most varieties. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Sorry, sold out

Plant: March to April

Harvest: July to September.


Onion sets – £1 per dozen (larger size) 

Centurion – Straw-yellow, semi-round onions with good crisp flesh. Good cropper and an excellent winter storer. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner.

sorry, sold out


Shallot sets, Yellow Moon – £1 for 6

sorry, sold out

Golden skinned shallots. Sweeter and milder than onions, shallots have twice the amount of vitamin C and are also rich in vitamins A, B and E. They are great for sauces, dressings, and salads. Each set will grow into a bunch of shallots, which store well after harvest.

Plant: March to April

Harvest: July to September

onions and shallots


Seed packets – 50p each

We’ve chosen a few things that are easy to grow, especially in a smaller space. These seeds come in a simple paper envelope with printed label, all freshly packed in spring.

beetrootBeetroot Cylindra 

A unique cylindrical shaped beetroot which is great for salads and pickling, because you get more slices per root. Tender and sweet in flavour with deep red flesh. Maintains its sweetness and tenderness over a long growing season. Produces smooth roots about 10cm (4”) long and is slow to bolt. Minimum 120 seeds per pack.

Sow: March to July

Harvest: June to October


Broad beansBroad Bean Karmazyn

An improved heritage broad bean broad bean with lovely rose pink seeds. These compact plants produce small, upright, easy-to-pick growing pods. Enjoy a bountiful and tasty crop. Harvest when the seed shapes are just visible through the pod. Minimum 15 seeds per pack.

Sow: February to May

Harvest: June to August


french beansDwarf French Bean Amethyst

These compact french bean plants grow striking purple pods and have pretty mauve flowers. The tasty, stringless beans are quick maturing and grow over a long picking season. Pods are about 15cm (6”) long and slender, turning an attractive shade of green when cooked. Height: 60cm (24″). Spread: 30cm (12″). Minimum 36 seeds per pack.

Sow: April to June

Harvest: July to September


peasPea Tom Thumb (Half Pint)sorry, sold out

This dwarf pea is perfect for growing in pots or containers where space is limited, as it only grows 15-20cm (6-8”) tall. It’s frost hardy and can be grown with very little support. Gives a good crop of sweet full-sized pods with bright green and tasty peas. White flowers. Fast growing. Minimum 24 seeds per pack.

Sow: March to June

Harvest: May to September


We’ve also included something that’s not so small, because we all need something to make us smile…

sunflower

Sunflower Tall Single (Helianthus)

A very tall sunflower with enormous golden-yellow flowers. Great fun for children and perfect for pollinators. Easy to grow. Hardy annual. Height: 210-240cm (7-8′). Minimum 24 seeds per pack.

Sow: March (under glass) or April to May (outdoors)

Flowers July to October


garlic plantsSprouted garlic – £1 for 3

We have just a few sprouted garlic plants available, ready for planting straight out in February or March. Your plants will be either Thermidrome or Solent Wight Extra Early.

 2 packs remaining


wheelbarrow

Find out more and order online

Potato pick and seed shuffle 2021

Potato varieties on sale

Send us your order

Potato varieties on sale in 2021

If you’re growing your own this year, you might want to have a look at some of the 20 varieties of seed potato we’ll have available. 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 food growing community at the same time. We’ll also have shallots, onions and some packets of vegetable seeds available this spring. 

You can order and pay online, then collect from Newsome village. If you’re shielding or self-isolating, we’ll do our best to deliver to you at home.


Our full list of potato varieties:

Potato picker 2021 – full details of all our varieties (PDF)

We have limited quantities of some varieties this time. but we also have our six most popular varieties in larger quantities than usual.

Current stock (last updated 25th March @ 12 noon)

 1st Early  
 Casablanca  4
 Home Guard  16
 Maris Bard  0
 Red Duke of York   11
 Rocket  12
 2nd Early  
 Charlotte  0
 Kestrel  6
 Maris Peer  0
 Nicola  0
 Sarpo Una  19
 Early Main  
 Ambo  0
 Mayan Gold  0
 Orla  0
 Pink Gypsy  0
 Main  
 Cara  0
 Desiree  0
 International Kidney  0
 Salad Blue  0
 Sarpo Mira  4
 Late main  
 Pink Fir Apple  0

Popular potato picks

Rocket – first early

Rocket is well named, because it grows really quickly. It’s among the first potato varieties to crop and produces large quantities of uniform shaped tubers. It’s also well suited to growing at home in containers or potato bags.

 


Charlotte potatoesCharlotte – second early

Charlotte is a popular, easy to grow, waxy salad variety. You can grow fresh flavoured potatoes which taste great either hot or cold. Ideal for salads and your crop will store until Christmas. Good disease resistance and high yielding.

 


Kestrel potatoesKestrel – second early

Kestrel is one of our ever-popular early potato varieties. It has a unique purple blush, a naturally occurring trait which is passed on from their parent variety, the Cara potato. Kestrel has a delicious, slightly-sweet flavour and is great for baking, roasting and chips. It also has good disease resistance and was recommended by Joe Maiden. 


Desiree – main crop

Desiree is a very popular choice for food growers. The tasty white and creamy flesh has a lovely, fluffy texture when cooked. Great whether baked, roasted or mashed. It’s very versatile and easy to grow.

 


Sarpo Mira potatoesSarpo Mira – main crop (organic)

Sarpo 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 Sarpo Mira in particular. We often sell out of these early, but we have extra available this year.

 


Pink Fir Apple potatoes

Pink Fir Apple – late main crop (heritage)

Pink 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!

 


WYOG

Organised by Growing Newsome

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

 


wheelbarrow

Find out more and order online

Potato pick and seed shuffle 2021

Onions, shallots and seeds on sale

Send us your order

 

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