The Tastiest Potatoes to Grow
We are often asked "What are the tastiest potatoes to grow?"
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What are the tastiest potatoes to grow? We are asked this so often and it is such a subjective question and it is always hard to recommend a few varieties. It really depends on how you like to eat your potatoes. The three types are Floury, Waxy and smooth. As a general rule, most potatoes tend to fall into one of two categories; floury or waxy.
Waxy potatoes hold their shape and have a firm bite, so they’re great for salads or simply boiled and dressed with butter. Floury potatoes, on the other hand, fluff up when they’re cooked, making them perfect for chips, roast potatoes or baking. But there are varieties that fall in the centre, holding both waxy and firm qualities and these are defined as smooth. These make great all-rounders, and tend to have the creamy consistency needed for a smooth mash.
Our list of tastiest potatoes to grow comes from our family and we’d love to see what you think! If you buy all five of our suggestions, you will get £1 off each net – although of you don’t like our suggestions, any five varieties will give you this discount.
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Five tastiest Potatoes for you to grow
Getting away from supermarket varieties is one of the joys of growing your own vegetables.
A very tasty potato – Cara
Gardeners love Cara for its high levels of resistance to drought, blight, common scab and viruses. One of the best hardy growers, the tubers are white and round with shallow pink eyes. In the kitchen they are good for baking and chipping.
This list is just some suggestions for you - and shows that there is no right or wrong way to pick your potato! We have an entire page for the best roast potato to grow! Do you agree or disagree with this list? We would love to hear about your favourites on our Facebook page. Whichever potato you grow will be the best and will taste far better than any bought from a shop and growing your own allows you to try many varieties not widely available to buy for consumption.
We as a family are so lucky that we get to try so many different varieties and this list is in no way definitive and it does change! You can browse our entire collection by cooking type to find something to suit. 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.