After the success the blight resistant potatoes over the last couple of years we plan to order more for sale to members this year. The cost for these highly blight resistant potatoes is £1.75/kg. We are trying 2 different varieties this year as well as Kifli.
The 3 varieties available are:
Sarpo Kifli – Salad potato – creamy waxy potato. Sown as early main crop but will produce salad potatoes all season.
Sarpo Axona – Red maincrop (Aug to late Oct). It produces high yields of big regular tubers. Ideal for baking, mashing and roasting.
Sarpo Una –2nd Early (Jul – early Oct) Multipurpose variety which can produce nice waxy salad potatoes if harvested early or can be left in ground for a heavy crop of baking potatoes.
There is a lot more information on the Sarpo varieties on the SKEA website http://potatohouse.co.uk. Please let Dawn know your requirements ( email@example.com) by the end of December, payment will be cash on delivery. Delivery is due in January.
The Society has been offered a Greenhouse that needs a new home rather than head for the tip! It is 8′ x 6′ approx. and has plastic windows so would be suitable for use on the allotments or a members home. If you wanted the greenhouse then you would have to dismantle and transport it yourself to its new site. For more details and information please contact Nick at
We have acquired three 1000 litre IBCs that are available to members for the fee of just £20.00 each. Most likely you will only need one for a full size plot, so there could be three lucky members who wish to take advantage of this offer.
For more details and to purchase one please contact
Thank you, Nick, Chairman.
Those members that ordered potatoes from us should now have them in their possession, or very soon will have! We do have about 10 Kilos left of the KIFLI variety. This is an all year salad potato, which is disease tolerant and high yielding. Because we ordered in bulk we are able to pass on the savings to members and the cost per kilo is just £1.00 If you would like to purchase some, please email the Chairman