Charlotte and Desiree potato identification

Charlotte and Desiree potato identification.
Charlotte and Desiree potato identification.

Our first crop of early potatoes have been harvested and taste delicious.

Charlotte potato. Second early variety

Charlotte potato. Second early variety

 Carlotte (Second Early)

Charlotte potato, Excellent with salads hot or cold

Charlotte potato, Excellent with salads hot or cold

 A very popular salad variety producing yellow skinned, waxy tubers and creamy yellow flesh. Lovely  flavour and excellent either hot or cold.

They can be baked or boiled

Prone to slugs and foliage blight.

Desiree potato. Early maincrop variety

Desiree potato. Early maincrop variety

 Desiree (Early maincrop)

Desiree potato. Versalite for cooking

Desiree potato. Versalite for cooking

 A very popular red potato. Pale yellow, firm waxy flesh. Versatile for cooking.

Good drought resistance

Good for roasting, baked, boiled, mashed, with salads hot or cold or as chips.

Potato Slug damage

Potato Slug damage

 Not that prone to slugs but some had a bite out of mine, Disease Powdery scab.

Good for growing in poor heavy soils

One Response to Charlotte and Desiree potato identification

  1. I love the yellow fleshed red potatoes. I get them from a Pakistani shop in Blackburn, Lancashire, UK for a cheap price. They have mottled skins and don’t look that nice as they have some little bug holes in them. But they are really tasty. I don’t think they are desiree ones, I think they may be butter reds or rosevals.

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