For boiling, salads, braises and stews use waxy, smooth textured potatoes. Don't wait for the plants to flower because they most likely won't! First Early Potatoes. Compact habit. There are two reasons why I decided not to include my favourite spud variety, 'Summer Delight', in this spring trial. They don’t absorb a lot of oil or dressing. Even if pre-sprouted, they'll still take up to a month to emerge from the soil. Another shy flowerer. We dug in an actual truckload of compost, dug spade-deep trenches, sprinkled in some Nitrophoska Blue fertiliser, then laid the seed potatoes out in long rows and mounded them up. GEMINI: Early season, good storage life. Amora : Amora will produce high yields of uniform, oval tubers with yellow skins and flesh. I was impressed by both 'Purple Passion''s yield and average tuber size. Something in the soil, for sure. Alex McDonald and its contracted seed potato growers produce high health seed potatoes for the New Zealand fresh market, crisping and french-fry sectors. A good keeper. There are a plethora of mid-season potato types which mature between 95-110 days. HIGH YIELDING EARLY WASHING AND PRE-PACKING POTATO WITH EXCELLENT TASTE. Weather, climate and soil have a dramatic effect on the cooking performance of a potato e.g. Jersey Benne: this early variety is an oval to kidney shaped potato with white skin and white flesh, it is an excellent potato for mashing or boiling, soups, casseroles and salads. My solution? Approved Tissue Culture & Mini-Tuber Facilities, NZ Seed Potato Certification Guides & Rules, Potato texture changes throughout the year, Potatoes NZ Newsletter #102 – November 2020, 2020: The year that proved our industry’s resilience and agility. 'Liseta' was a dark horse because its leafy tops were fairly small, giving no indication as to what lay beneath. They have a dry and delicate texture, break up easily when cooked and absorb a lot of liquid and flavour. Ultra early. Varieties which tend to be floury are IIam Hardy, Red Rascal, Agria (and related varieties Bolesta and Markies), Fianna, Victoria, Laura, Marabel.*. Were I ever on death row, I'd request them for my last supper: a big bowl of waxy-fleshed, golf ball-sized baby potatoes, steamed with handfuls of fresh mint and served with nothing more than good quality butter, sea salt and cracked pepper. Small, new potatoes. Van Rosa. Potatoes are affected by weather, growing conditions and the time of year so we recommend buying potatoes that have been cook tested and labelled to help you make the right choice. They produce a fruit on the top, which is poisonous. 'Van Rosa' (8kg yield): Redder than 'Rudolph', this traditional main cropper needs at least 90-100 days to fatten up. Varieties which tend to be waxy are most early, new season potatoes; Nadine, Draga, Frisia, Jersey Bennie, Red King Edward, Highlander, Osprey, Tiffany, Annabelle, Gourmandine and Marilyn. Fertile, well drained soil that has not been amended with manure for at least 6 months. I'd never heard of this early pearler before I planted it, so I was amazed to discover, on harvesting it, that 'Liseta' was streets ahead of every other spud in my trial. For this reason, keep a record of your planting dates so you know when you can start bandicooting those baby tubers. Heirloom potatoes that were grown in the past and some are still grown today. Some may include: The flesh is creamy yellow, like 'Agria', and suits baking, roasting and mashing. Many gardeners wait for the first shoots to emerge before mounding up, then continue to mound up during the season, but that's just making extra work for yourself – plus you run the risk of disturbing the developing tubers in the soil. Web Design by Activate. The three different potato varieties are shown above. The variety within the bag will change depending on what variety the grower assesses to be the best option at that time. Use waxy potatoes for boiling as floury potatoes will not hold together when boiled and will not make a good salad. They have a dense texture and retain their shape during cooking. What-potatoes were our ancestors eating? 'Jersey Benne' (6.6kg yield): What does Oamaru have that I don't? The slightly oval tubers came out nice and clean and 'Liseta' is lovely to eat, with firm, tasty flesh. First early or ‘new’ potatoes are so-called because they are the earliest to crop, in June. This helps to protect the seed potatoes from rotting in cold, wet soil, Maurice explained, and encourages rapid growth early in the season because the soil in the mounds is that much warmer. It's a good idea to chit these varieties before planting, allowing them to produce long shoots from which the plants will grow. Pretty on the plate, it has firm white flesh and consistently sized tubers, with not too many tiddlers. Small, new potatoes. I dump my spuds on the front lawn, blast them with the garden hose then rub them clean on the grass.). Mound up at planting time; you can always mulch heavily later on. It's not advisable to add too much compost or fresh manure to potato trenches (use it as a mulch instead), because if it's not sufficiently rotted it can burn the sprouted eyes off the seed potatoes, as well as making the tubers vulnerable to scab if the soil pH is too high. Contact Us +64 3 322 8117. mortonsmith_dawe@xtra.co.nz. HIGHLY POPULAR, MULTI-PURPOSE POTATO WITH EXCELLENT TASTE, VERY SUITABLE FOR PRE-PACKING AND PROCESSING INTO FRENCH FRIES AND CRISPS. Digging them is like hunting for buried treasure, as they're so hard to spot in the soil! This vigorous, disease-resistant potato has leafy tops that grow almost twice as tall as most of its comrades. They produce smaller potatoes … 'Cliff Kidney' (8.7kg yield): If you want itty-bitty baby potatoes for salads, dig 'Cliff Kidney' after 60-70 days. There are two main parts of a potato – water and starch. First early potatoes. No. Each seed potato yielded an average 1.5kg return after 90 days, or about a dozen decent tubers (compare that to the measly 470g yield per plant from everybody's darling, 'Jersey Benne', my surprise wooden spooner). Find information here on 50 heirloom potato varieties. Delicious! Trees exclusively available from Waimea Nurseries. Main crop potatoes such as 'Agria' take up to 150 days to fully mature. But when I dug them up, I couldn't fit them all into my willow weighing basket! The old rule that you can harvest potatoes anytime after flowering doesn't hold true for earlies, as most are shy to flower. Typically you will receive 6-10 potatoes per kg for our Early Season Varieties. This is a list of potato varieties or cultivars.Potato cultivars can have a range of colors due … But the flavour, oh, the flavour! Early potato varieties have been bred for waxy flesh and quick growth. The longer it's in, the bigger they get. Benefit from 'chitting' prior to planting. All-purpose potato suitable for boiling, roasting, salads. Early (new) varieties of potato can be harvested earlier compared to maincrop potato varieties. The oval tubers have cream flesh. In my grandfather's day, the main croppers were planted when the earlies were harvested – largely to save space, I suspect – but there's no reason why you can't plant all your potatoes at the same time. Plant up from March to late May. Use frost cloth or sheets of newspaper. Home vege gardeners are generally told to dig trenches and mound up soil on top of their seed potatoes, but in market gardens the seed spuds are nestled half-way up the furrowed mounds. 'Arran Banner' (7.9kg): These Scottish heirloom earlies are ready to dig in 70-80 days. Parentage Quarta x Semlo Breeder Kartoffelzucht Böhm, Germany Breeder's Representative Agrico, Netherlands Maturity Early main to main crop Yield Very high Tubers Large to very large tubers Long oval shape Early potatoes can be planted from now on. Many varieties are grown in New Zealand, however, there are about 10 to 12 varieties which are ‘common’ and readily available. The more starch in the potato the more ‘floury’ it is. Varieties which tend to be waxy are most early, new season potatoes; Nadine, Draga, Frisia, Jersey Bennie, Red King Edward, Highlander, Osprey, Tiffany, Annabelle, Gourmandine and Marilyn.*. Learn more. The main varieties are Russett Burbank, Innovator, Rua, Nadine, Agria, Moonlight, Desiree, Ilam Hardy and Red Rascal. Pale yellow flesh. These good all-rounders have a moderate starch content and are not too floury, not too waxy. The more water, the more waxy the potato is in texture. It's fast (60-70 days) and high-yielding, especially in light of its shorter time spent in the soil. 'Allura' (11.3kg yield): If you want lush rows of good-looking potato plants with pretty purple flowers as well as a cracker haul of early (80 days) tubers with firm, flavoursome flesh, then 'Allura' ticks all the boxes. 'Desiree' is an all-rounder that can be dug early as a tender gourmet spud. For consistent results buy potatoes by End Use** rather than variety. There are more than 50 varieties grown in New Zealand. Just pop a few seed potatoes into a 10-litre bucket of soil; they'll be ready to dig up to a month before their outdoor counterparts. For mashing, wedges, roasting, chips and baking use floury potatoes. Frosted potato foliage turns black and mushy. I really rate 'Rocket'. Main variety potatoes are ready to harvest after their flowers die back (usually 3-4 months after planting). And second, because I planted a 1kg bag of seed potatoes for each of the other varieties, but put in 25kg of 'Summer Delight' to see my family through the year. Apr 15, 2020 - Explore Lara Cares's board "Potato varieties in New Zealand", followed by 349 people on Pinterest. There is a lot of interest in different potato varieties. Similarly, if you try and mash a waxy potato your mash will be gluey. an Ilam Hardy early in the season (October) is quite waxy. To determine which category a potato falls into, the percentage of dry matter is measured – in other words, the percentage within the potato which is not water. These good all-rounders have moderate starch content and are not too floury, not too waxy – they sit between the two ends of the spectrum. Swift potatoes are the earliest of the first early potatoes and they are ready for harvest, if conditions are correct, 10 weeks after the seed potatoes are planted. "I am a man of simple tastes," wrote Oscar Wilde. 'Desiree' (9kg yield): Pink-skinned 'Desiree' is traditionally grown as a main crop, requiring a longer growing time of 90-100 days. Learn more. Roasted, boiled, mashed or in a salad – no matter how you serve yours, they will always taste better dug out of your own garden. Its early (80-90 days) tubers seemed to naturally repel dirt, coming out of the soil clean as a whistle. Three favourite varieties are: Agria: a main crop potato with long oval shaped with yellow flesh it is a great all rounder. susceptible to Powdery scab, Blackleg, Bruising and potato … As much as I love 'Agria' – the classic fluffy-fleshed main crop potato for baking, boiling and mashing, roasting and chipping – you couldn't pay me to eat one in late spring or early summer. (Or, at a pinch, 'Cliff Kidney'.) Susceptible to potato virus Yo. This testing is undertaken through UK National List testing and the AHDB Potatoes-funded Independent Variety Trials (IVT) programme. These are superearly varieties that ripen in 45-55 days after germination. If you have access to a glasshouse or tunnelhouse, grow a crop under cover. Don't overdo it – 5-10mm sprouts are ideal – otherwise you might accidentally dislodge these growing tips when they're buried in the soil. Plant up from the end of February to late May. I dug mine at 90 days, by which time the tops had died and the tubers were bigger. Anatoki: A very promising extremely early ripening variety, starting 2-3 weeks before Unique. Not a huge yielder but firm and tasty. Super Early Potatoes . Indeed, I recommend it, because an early start means even the slowest growers will be ready to harvest by January. Varieties which tend to be general purpose are Rua, Desiree, Moonlight, Rocket, Van Rosa, Karaka, Driver, Vivaldi, Purple Passion, Maris Anchor and Summer Delight.*. With soft skins, they don't keep well, so just harvest enough for dinner. I'll happily pay $10 for a box of Oamaru's finest baby bennes, because they just didn't do well here. Second Early Potatoes. Māori potatoes or taewa are varieties of potato (Solanum tuberosum subsp. Your plant centre or seed potato supplier (be it via a farmers’ market or online) may include a number of potato varieties. 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The variety of the potato is generally marked on the packaging either on a neck tie or by a sticker. The next step is to dig 20cm deep trenches across the plot, spaced a generous 60cm apart. First early seed potatoes take around 80 days after planting to mature and should be ready to start harvesting in mid June 2017 in average areas of the UK. When I interviewed Pukekohe potato grower Maurice Balle on Get Growing last spring he told me it's best to plant potatoes in rows running from north to south, so the morning sun warms one side of the mound, and the afternoon sun the other. Early or main crop - which varieties are you going to plant this season? Frost tolerant. They'll be ready for harvest in around ten weeks from planting. Follow our potato growing guide to plant Tui Certified Seed Potatoes in garden beds or containers, and you'll be harvesting a bumper crop of homegrown potatoes this season. Good size smooth fruit with sweet mild flavour. Its only downside is purely aesthetic: the tubers have creamy-yellow flesh, rather than white. (On the down side, that black gold makes for very dirty potatoes when  harvesting on wet days. Seed potatoes are also grown for markets in the South Pacific and Thailand. * Depends on growing conditions, weather, and time of year. Early varieties take between 60-100 days from planting to harvest, and generally produce smaller yields. Look for varieties of ‘first early’ potatoes, which are the quickest growing of the lot. Location. I liked it a lot. 'Maris Anchor' (9.3kg yield): 'Maris Anchor' is more of a chorus line spud than a limelight stealer. Potatoes NZ Newsletter #101 – October 2020, Potato Chat October 2020: Onslow’s favourite spud dishes. If planting … "I'm always satisfied with the best.". "Ariel" The growing season is 65-70 days, but they start digging up roots earlier. Potatoes are swollen underground stems, called tubers. a Southland grown Nadine may be very waxy while a Pukekohe grown Nadine may be only slightly waxy. Solanaceae (Potato and tomato family) Soil. medium early potato varieties (60–80 days), mid-season potato varieties (80–100 days), medium late potato varieties (100–120 days), late potato varieties (120 days or more). A mid season Ilam Hardy is a good general purpose potato, while towards the end of the season a lot more of the natural sugars have converted to starch, so it tends to be floury. Most, but not all, varieties of early crop potatoes come into flower before they are ready to harvest. First, because this main crop variety grows like it's on a diet of illegal steroids (at 80 days, the tubers average 200-300g each, with my biggest single spud tipping the scales at 650g), so it's best grown as a winter keeper rather than a Christmas cropper. I aim to get all my potatoes dug before we go away for the holidays, and in doing so avoid issues with both blight and the late summer plague of tomato-potato psyllids. There are three key types of potatoes, first early, second early and maincrop. Harvest approximately 13 weeks from planting. Potatoes can be classed as first earlies, second earlies, or maincrop. The most common varieties available would be Agria, Fianna and Red Jackets. 'Osprey' (11kg yield): With pink polka-dot eyes, 'Osprey' is an attractive early/mid-season potato that's quick to crop, with fewer, but uniformly larger, tubers with clean white flesh. Early harvest waxy potato suitable for boiling, salads, casseroles, soups. Some potatoes can be used for both boiling and roasting. The aforementioned Russet Burbank is an example of just such a variety and is ready for harvest after about 95 days. All rights reserved. 'Arran Banner', is a Scottish heirloom early that is ready to dig in 70-80 days. Not all varieties flower – some early varieties don’t have flowers or are ready to harvest once they flower. 'Red Rascal' is healthy and prolific with white-fleshed, oval tubers with skins of dark pink to pale red. The foliage dies down after 120 days; by then the skins have cured nicely for storage. With cutting you can expect to plant 14-16 individual “hills”. Seed Potato and Product Suppliers. Some potatoes have moderate amounts of starch. An early bulking variety with good all-round disease resistance, well suited to the early processing market. The key factor governing the time for planting all potatoes is the date of the last frost in your area. Larger potatoes can be cut as long as there are at least 3 eyes on each cut piece. Hi Stephan, we aren't aware of those varieties being available in NZ but some suggestions are: Red Rascal for Kerrs Pink and Ilam Hardy, Agria, Summer Delight for the other floury varieties. Feeding. I am too, especially when the simple taste I'm satisfying is a craving for new season's potatoes, unearthed and eaten within the hour. In New Zealand there are over 200 potato growers and the growing area is 10,591 hectares. 'Rudolph' (10.2kg yield): Not so much red-nosed as red-skinned, this new white-fleshed variety has large tubers that are delicious baked in their skins (even when new and waxy). Potatoes (Early) Growing Guide Crop Rotation Group. These can be ready as soon as 10 to 12 weeks after planting. Flavoured with nostalgia, perhaps? 'Karaka' (10.5kg yield): Good sized tubers, and lots of them. It is important to remember both are different when cooked. Even though I dug these creamy-fleshed earlies quite late (because they were in the back row), the flesh was still waxy after 100 days. From November until Christmas, when new season's potatoes – those waxy baby spuds with skins so soft you can scrape them off with a butter knife – hit the shops, the only potato that anyone wants on their lips is 'Jersey Benne'. Full sun. PRESS RELEASE 4th November 2020: MBIE to investigate fries threat. When buying potatoes from the supermarket you’ll only have a handful of choice and more often than not, the variety isn’t even identified. Bred by Roy Hart. Special price: $10, while stocks last, Head to our Facebook page for more from Stuff Life & Style. There are over 50 varieties grown in New Zealand. (Provisionally protected by NZ PVR.) The leafy tops are frost tender, so if you live in a cold climate you'll need to protect the plants from late frosts. Best 11 Potato Varieties to Grow at Home Whether you’re craving a waxy yellow-fleshed spud, a thin-skinned red, or something white or … Growers cook test potatoes to assess how they perform when cooked. As the season progresses a potato changes e.g. However, the soil in this part of my garden is quite heavy and sticky, and adding a truckload of compost a year makes a world of difference in gradually improving it. This database provides data on GB-certified potato varieties that have undergone independent resistance testing for key pests and diseases. They take 10-12 weeks to mature. Last year I set aside a 25m x 5m trial bed and laid out 19 rows of seed potatoes, planting 1kg per variety, to find out. Let us consider in more detail the ultra early, early and middle early potato varieties on the market. According to his old farming diaries, my grandfather Albert planted his early potato crop on the same day each year: September the 1st. Don‘t wait for the plants to flower because they most likely won‘t! For more like this, subscribe to NZ Gardener at mags4gifts.co.nz, To purchase the NZ Gardener special edition, 'Homegrown Potatoes: A practical guide to growing spuds & root crops',  phone 09 909 6897. Early varieties take between 60-100 days from planting to harvest, and generally produce smaller yields. Organic varieties Currently available Show only these categories: Early Season Potatoes (16) Log in to order ... Redsen unavailable, check back later no Early Season Potatoes 7705 If you miss Sangre as much as we do, try Redsen, a cunning all-purpose early potato. A versatile all-rounder. Flavoured with nostalgia, perhaps? The humble potato is a staple on many dinner tables around New Zealand. Even after 80 days, the tubers were far too big to boil whole. See more ideas about Potato varieties, Potatoes, Food. Early Season Varieties. In addition there are varieties which have limited and/or localised supplies. You can still eat them as earlies by digging them up while the plants are actively growing, but if you want the tubers to store for any length of time  you need to let the plants die right down before harvesting so the skins have hardened and cured. Flavour is also influenced. POTATO VARIETIES AND HOW THEY COOK This is a general guide to show how specific potato varieties typically cook. More floury than waxy, I dug it after 90 days; leave to die down for storage. Heather: this main crop potato has a distinctive purple skin, it is oval shaped with white flesh and like Agria is versatile in its range of uses. Grow in bags, containers or in the ground. 'Red King' (9kg yield): 'Red King' is predominantly grown as a main crop variety rather than an early – and I can see why. Potatoes, often called spuds, are native to the Andes in South America. Incorporate a specialised potato fertiliser or other high-potassium fertiliser into the bottom of the trenches and cover with a layer of soil. The secret behind exactly when to start them off lies in the timing of your last expected frost date. Heirloom Potatoes and Ash-Leaved Early Variety tuberosum and andigena) cultivated by Māori people, especially those grown before New Zealand was colonised by the British.. Māori have grown potatoes for at least 200 years, and "taewa" refers collectively to some traditional varieties, including Karuparerā, Huakaroro, Raupī, Moemoe, and Tūtae-kurī. 'Rocket' (10.5kg yield): Impatient for waxy new season's spuds? Not a huge yielder but firm and tasty. Potatoes referred to as “new” don’t really have their own type, but rather, they are harvested early when they are small. First early seed potatoes are planted between February and April and normally harvested in June and July, prior to other varieties. First earlies are ideal for planting in potato grow bags or large When the eyes start to pop out on stalks, they're good to go. © 2020 and Design: Potatoes New Zealand. The white, waxy flesh has good flavour. Not all potatoes show such a range of characteristics. * Some potatoes can be used for most end uses. Incidentally, in spring all freshly dug potatoes have firm, waxy flesh that suits boiling or steaming; it's not until the plants die down in late summer that the starchy tubers turn floury and become better suited for mashing and roasting. 'Highlander' (9.6kg yield): What did I like most about 'Highlander'? Conditions throughout the season can also vary the texture of potatoes. 'Rudolph' is a new white-fleshed variety with large tubers that are delicious baked in their skins (even when new and waxy). Some potatoes can be used for most end uses. Floury potatoes are low in water content and high in starch. Harvest approximately 10 weeks from planting. Taking a leaf from his book, I hired a rotary hoe to prepare my trial bed – the same bed in which I grew 26 carrot varieties in 2012, hundreds of cloves of garlic in 2013 and close to half a tonne of pumpkins last summer, with cover crops of mustard in between – and got my husband to help. They are called general purpose potatoes. These potatoes fall into the general purpose category and will tend to perform most tasks, although perhaps with not as good results as the ones which clearly fall into the floury or waxy categories. The growing and packing of seed potatoes is carried out on farms within the area of the Canterbury Plains. Sprouting spuds is as simple as laying them out on newspaper or in egg cartons in a warm room, out of direct sunlight (so they don't turn green). 'Purple Heart' (7.2kg): Not a great yield but a great novelty, with squid-ink skins and violet flesh. Additionally, some other mid-season potato varieties to choose from are: Catalina; Chieftain; French Fingerling; Gold Rush; Ida Rose Like most common vegetables eaten today, potatoes came to New Zealand from Britain and by 1880 they were a staple part of the early settlers’ diet. Position. First Early Potatoes Plant first early potatoes between the end of February and late May. The plants were healthy and quick-growing (dig after 70-80 days). It didn't grab my attention for any particular reason, but produced a consistent crop of white-fleshed, waxy tubers. Early potatoes are planted at a time of year when the soil is still chilly, so sprouting or "chitting" your seed potatoes first also helps break their dormancy and guard against rot. First early seed potatoes from our range of seed potato varieties that grow very well in our climate Early Season Varieties should be ready to harvest 50-70 days after planting. Into FRENCH FRIES and CRISPS has not been amended with manure for at 6... 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