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First Earlies are planted between February and April and harvested between May and July. They are often called new potatoes as they are ready to harvest before other varieties, around 9-14 weeks after planting. They produce lots of tasty, small potatoes.
Second Earlies are planted between March and April and harvested between July and August. They take longer to grow than First Earlies so are ready to harvest around 14-17 weeks after planting. Yields are higher, and the potatoes are bigger than First Earlies. Ideal for boiling and salads, they are also good general-purpose potatoes.
Maincrops are planted between March and May and harvested between August and September. They require the longest growing period and are generally ready to harvest 17-20 weeks after planting. They can produce high yields of large potatoes and can be stored through the winter, if required.
Salads are planted between March and May and harvested between June and September. Salad varieties tend to be long, oval varieties with a "waxy” texture, which remains together on boiling, and makes the potatoes an ideal addition to salads. Taste is generally described as fine to gourmet. They can be First Early, Second Early or Maincrops.
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