The Best Scab Resistant Potatoes

We are often asked about the Best Scab Resistant Potatoes.

Scab looks nasty but potatoes with scab can be eaten. However some varieties are more scab resistant than others. The information is there for each variety under a tab towards the foot of each product page under description. All our disease results are from independent trials by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). The advice on the RHS site on how to avoid and identify scab is a fantastic resource. They recommend choosing varieties that are scab resistant and we have several of their recommendations. Remember that no variety will have 100% resistance. It is also worth asking neighbours or fellow allotment growers at your plot for their recommendations as anecdotal evidence may carry weight locally. The information is there for each variety under a tab towards the foot of each product page under description. All our disease results are from independent trials by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). If you buy all our five recommendations, you will get £1 off each net - offer applies to all potatoes not just the ones on our list.

Arran Pilot Seed Potato
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Arran Pilot - a lovely first early

For amateur gardeners looking for a tasty first early variety it has been a top choice for many years. Taste delicious when harvested and served immediately.

The Best Scab Resistant Potatoes - Golden Wonder

Who hasn’t heard of Golden Wonder? A brown rough skinned tuber bred in Arbroath, Scotland. This potato has a very high dry matter, which can easily register over 25 per cent which makes it ideal for chipping. Invariably grown in Scotland and Ireland where the preference is for a floury taste, this potato benefits from the best flavour developing a few months after lifting. Making it ideal for the small grower who wishes to harvest and enjoy the rewards gradually.

Mayan Twilight

£5.45£45.00

Mayan Twilight - a great scab resistant potato

Speciality variety with red parti-coloured skin and creamy, golden flesh. It produces long oval tubers. Perfect for salads, they’re best steamed to preserve skin colour but can also be left in the ground for a heavy crop perfect for roasting or baking. They do not take as long to cook as other varieties. High resistance to scab, bruising and black leg.

Scab resistant - Pentland Javelin

Pentland Javelin

These potatoes were bred by a young Jack Dunnett back in 1968.  For years they have been considered to be one of the finest first earlies that you can grow.  Pentland Javelin produces heavy crops of short oval white-skinned tubers with pure white tasty flesh.  A great potato to put into the pan and boil and use for salads, Pentland Javelin also has good all-round disease resistance to common scab and blackleg.  It can be left in the ground longer than most first earlies to mature further giving a more floury potato.

The Best Scab Resistant Potatoes - Red King Edward

Early Maincrop – 1916 Red version of the King Edward. Vigorous growing plant with few flowers, this rare heritage potato stores well and has excellent roasting and baking qualities.

An oval shape, red skin with white flushes and a floury texture.

If you like all five of our recommendations you can get £1 off each net (6 tuber or 1kg) - but you can pick any variety

This list is just some suggestions for you. However, you can browse all our scab resistant potatoes and indeed our entire collection.  Remember that no variety will be completely resistant.  We have lots of information to help you chose which potato to grow, as well as a great FAQ on how to grow potatoes. We are here to help at any time with your potato questions.

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