To celebrate the Royal Wedding of William and Kate, we assembled a trio of patriotic potatoes in red white and blue, to make meal times fun with thoughts of the Union Jack! Then we did it again to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee.
Due to popular demand we are continuing this selection every year!
The collection consists of 4 seed potatoes, in three different heirloom varieties:
Highland Burgundy Red:
This variety dates back to at least 1936 when it was used to add appropriate colour to a meal for the Duke of Burgundy in the Savoy. Highland Burgundy Red is mostly burgundy red inside with a definite ring of white flesh just under the skin. Highland Burgundy red has a dull russet layer over a bright burgundy skin. The tubers are oval to long oval. They make excellent novelty chips, crisps and mash. Nutritionalists say that the antioxidants provide many health benefits, including protection against cancer and other diseases.
First grown in Scotland in the 1900's, Salad Blue is very blue. The skin and flesh are both a strong, deep blue. The potato is not a salad - it has high dry matter and fries and mashes well but it does not boil well because it is fluffy and disintegrates. Tuber shape is short and oval. Flavour is mild although texture is quite good. The blue pigment is an anthocyanin. It is an antioxidant, and Nutritionalists say antioxidants provide many health benefits, including protection against cancer and other diseases. Makes great novelty blue mash and chips!
Over 100 years old and highly prized for its yield, shape, floury texture of delicious flavour. Use for Chips, roasting, jackets and general purpose. What could make a better potato to plant in your garden?
Pack of 12 seed Potatoes in three different varieties.
These Seed potatoes are for planting in Spring, and are for delivery between February & May.