Spud Selector

1st EARLY
Name
Maturity
Shape
Skin
Flesh
General
Arran Banner 70-80 days Oval round Pale yellow White Excellent for boiling and roasting
Cliff Kidney 80-90 days Kidney White White Waxy potato, good for boiling, salads, casseroles and soups, with excellent flavour
Jersey Bennes 80-90 days Oval White White Waxy potato, good for boiling, salads, casseroles, soups, and mashing.  Medium crop.
Liseta  70-80 days Medium White Creamy Yellow Firm cooking waxy potato, good for boiling, salad, casserole, soup and roasting. High yield
Maris Anchor   90-100 days Oval White White Excellent as an early boiling potato, also suitable for roasting.  Keeps well.
Rocket 60-70 days. Oval White White Great boiling and roasting potato.  Good yield
Swift 60-70 days Round White Cream Waxy. Great boiling and roasting potato.
2nd EARLY / MAIN
Allura 80-90 days Round White White Firm cooking waxy potato, good for boiling, salads, casseroles, soups and roasting. High yield
Heather 80-90 days Long Oval Purple White Great boiling and roasting potato
Highlander 80-90 days. Oval White White Waxy potato. Great for boiling, salads, casseroles and soups. Lovely tasting and high yield
Ilam Hardy 70-80 days. Oval White White Waxy potato, good for boiling, salads, casseroles and soups.  High yielder
Karaka 80-90 days Medium-Large Oval White White Firm cooking waxy potato, good for boiling, salads, casseroles, soups and roasting. High yield
Nadine 80-90 days Round White White Waxy.  Excellent as an early boiling potato, also suitable for roasting.
Osprey 90-100 days Oval White with red eyes Cream Good all purpose potato
Purple Heart 80-90 days Medium Oval  Purple Purple Firm cooking waxy potato, good for boiling, salads, casseroles, soups and roasting. High yield.  High in antioxidents
Purple Passion 70-80 days Oval long, shallow Purple Cream to very pale yellow Excellent cooking qualities, great for boiling and chipping. Holds firm on cooking
Rudolph 90-100 days. Large Red White Floury potato. High yield

 

MAIN CROP
Name Maturity Shape Skin Flesh General
Agria 90-100 days. Large Long Oval Cream Yellow Floury potato, suitable for boiling, mashing, baking, wedges, and great for chips. High yield.  Excellent storage
Desiree 90-100 days Round Pink Cream Good for all general cooking, great to microwave
Moonlight 90-100 days. Large to Very large.  Round White White Good all purpose, cooks well as a boiling and chipping potato. High yield.  Medium term storage
Pink Fir Apple  110-130 days Long Knobbly Pink Blush Cream Also know as Fingerling Potato.  Has a nutty flavour.  Great for boiling.  Roasting in Jackets.  Salads
Red King 100-120 days Oval Red White Good all round cooking potato, with excellent flavour
Red Rascal 90-100 days Oval Very Red White Floury potato that is good for all purpose cooking. Suitable to be grown organically
Rua 100 days Round Fine White White Good all rounder for roasting and boiling.  Keeps well
Van Rosa 90-100 days Round Very Red White Good all purpose potato great for boiling and roasting
Maori Potatoes
Name
Maturity
Shape
Skin
Flesh
General
Huakaroro 120 days Oval Cream Cream Buttery taste.  Waxy when young, Fluffy when mature.  Good boiling and chips.  Excellent keeper
Karoro 120 days Round/Oval Cream Cream Salad potato.  Great hangi potato
Karuparera 120 days Round Dark Purple Cream Good for salad and boiling
Kowiniwini 120 days Round Deep purple with white blotches Cream Waxy.  Boiling.  Nutty flavour
Moemoe 120-130 days Medium Round/Oval Light Purple and Cream Cream Good boiling and baking.  Fantastic mashed with butter and parsley.  Best eaten directly after harvest
Paraketia Oval Purple Cream with purple streaks Boiling, steaming or hangi
Peru Peru Oblong Purple with white splotches Creamy white Multipurpose potato.  Great for chips
Urenika Long Dark purple purple Prolific cropper.  Great mashed
Uwhi Large Round Light pink Heavy cropper
Waiporoporo  110 days Round/Oval Multicoloured White Great tasting boiling potato
Whataroa Oblong Light Brown with purple patches Cream with purple Oven bake.  Chips. Roasting