Desiree seed potatoes produce oval red skinned tubers with pale yellow flesh. Medium dry matter, firm cooked texture, good boiling, fresh French fry & mashing quality.
Desiree potatoes are a popular choice amongst many celebrity chefs, including Delia Smith & Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, due to their potential to make fantastic roast potatoes.
Desiree is a heavy cropper and early bulking with high resistance to drought and good resistance to potato virus Y and powdery scab. Susceptible to potato cyst nematode and mis-shapes on heavy soils. Moderately susceptible to spraing & mild mosaic viruses.
Tuber size 30/35mm
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Plant by: March/April
Harvest by: June/July