Growing

These are the main varieties of potato grown by RBR.

Maris Piper

  • The most widely grown variety in the UK 1 in every 5 acres of UK potato production is Maris Piper
  • Consistent all-round variety, suitable for both packing and processing
  • Oval to long oval, white skinned tubers with cream flesh

Desiree

  • Traditional red-skinned variety
  • Suitable for Packing and Processing
  • Oval to long oval, red skinned tubers with light yellow flesh

Estima

  • Most widely grown pre packing variety in the UK
  • Oval to long oval, white skinned, light yellow fleshed tubers
  • Suitable for boil, mash, and baking

Eos

  • Maincrop pre-packing variety, suitable for boiling, mashing and bakers
  • Oval to long oval white skinned and fleshed tubers
  • Requires 20% less Nitrogen fertiliser than other packing varieties
  • Good drought and stress tolerance

Maritiema

  • Versatile maincrop pre-packing variety that is also suitable for processing
  • Oval, white skinned, light yellow fleshed tubers
  • Low seed rate requirement
  • Variety is resistant to Potato Cyst Nematode RO1, and has partial resistance to the PA2/3 species

King Edward

  • Traditional variety with excellent cooking qualities, especially roasting
  • Short oval part coloured skinned tubers with cream flesh
  • Disease resistance is not a strong feature of the variety

Marabel

  • Maincrop pre packing variety
  • Oval to long oval, white skinned, yellow fleshed tubers suitable for boiling and mash

Vivaldi

  • Maincrop variety that can be used for both salad and ware production
  • Oval to long oval, white skinned tubers with waxy cream flesh

Rooster

  • Maincrop general ware and pre-packing variety that can be suitable for processing
  • Oval, red skinned, light yellow fleshed tubers

Maris Peer

  • Second early variety for early season ware and set skinned small production
  • Oval, white skinned, cream fleshed tubers with excellent cooking qualities

Michael Brighton (1937 - 2012)

A tribute to Mike from Jim Papworth

FLN

RBR (Crops) making use of advice with reference to Free Living nematodes