Potatoes

We are growing 70 hectares of salad potatoes and 110 hectares of main crop potatoes for the 2019/2020 season. The majority of these potatoes are destined for the major multiples via various packers.

Varieties:

Salad potatoes – Jester, Bambino, Alexia, Athlete, and Twinner.

Maincrop potatoes – Triplo, Lady Balfour, Valor, Vitabella, Acoustic, and Kelly. The focus is very much on varieties that have natural blight resistance.

Our supply of loose-skin potatoes starts in mid June with set-skin potatoes available from early August. We also have storage facilities available to extend our supply window through to the spring.

One of our most recent investments has been an on site potato store, which has a high humidity capacity enabling us to store through until June – facilitating year round supply.

Due to customer demand a second cold store was completed in 2018. This second has improved seed handling, a vital part of our organic system. Seed can now arrive on farm in December/January and placed into chitting trays ready for planting in optimum conditions in the spring.

Two further cold stores (1,500 tonne capacity and 800 tonne capacity) are scheduled for completion in 2019.

New Potato Store under construction, May 2019.

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Red Tractor Farm Assurance

6390

The Farm Business Food and Farming Industry Awards Winner 2010
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Assured Produce Growing Partner

6390

Organic Soil Association Certified

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