We have been struggling for the last few years to get a good variety of seed potatoes. We were not sure of the exact reasons but crop failures, the recent (and ongoing) drought were at least two of them.
We have finally managed to secure the supply of a really great range of certified seed potatoes.
The exciting thing is that we will be able to supply a unique range of seed potatoes and will be bringing you new varieties every year from now on.
This year we have the following 4 new varieties.
Double Fun and Magenta LoveThese exciting varieties are based on the ancient Peruvian potatoes and have been bred to produce well, have great growing characteristics as well as good disease resistances.
We have managed to secure a good supply of of these superb cooking potatoes. Developed in conjunction with the International Potato Center in Lima, Peru. The specific goal breeding these varieties was to protect and preserve the ancient genetic variation of Peru’s potatoes.
Just by growing these varieties, you are contributing to the further protection of ancient Peruvian potatoes.
An additional benefit is that both Double Fun and Magenta Love are very high in Anthocyanins.
These are medium maturing varieties and are suited to boiling, really eye-catching potato salads and baked potatoes.
ChopinChopin is another new release, this potato has a lovely bright skin, it produces nice, uniform potatoes with a good tolerance to bruising in harvest and in storage.
This is a superb, medium, firm cooking potato that is your quintessential all purpose potato.
The flavour is not bland like most store bought potatoes and it’s rich flavour will satisfy even the most difficult potato connoisseur.
Good yields from a mid-late season harvest.
Expect 10-14 increase on planting.
I’m really excited about this potato.This is a potato that everyone has been waiting for! Every year I get calls from Boere Tannies looking for “egte bliss aartapples” well here they, come get some!
We get requests to source Up-to-Date (UTD) seed potatoes on a regular basis, unfortunately they are extremely hard to source.This however is the answer to your prayers. Challenger is a UTD replacement and has all of the benefits of great production, lovely floury flesh and none of the low yield drawbacks of UTD.
Challenger makes one of the best fried chips, it’s crumbly texture also makes it a great mash and roast potato, in fact it’s probably one of the better cooking potatoes out there.
Expect a 13-17 increase on planting.