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Desiree Seed Potato


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Pack of 1kg potato tubers

  • enough for a 12ft row,

Seed Potatoes are available to Order from the middle of December onwards.

Why not delay your Potato Order!

​Do you struggle to hold your seed potatoes in a good condition until the weather is right for planting?? With SimplySeed you are now able to order your Seed Potatoes for delivery ASAP, or during check out, select for a delayed delivery in February or March. Keep your potatoes in our temperature controlled cold store rather than struggling with them at home, and we'll deliver them on a week specified by you.

NOTE: We will hold all your order - if you want packet seeds earlier, then please place 2 separate orders. 

Desiree Potato Seed.

Desiree is a striking red-skinned main crop potato originally bred in the Netherlands. It is a favourite with allotment growers due to its resistance to drought, although it is not so well suited to organic growing. It is a versatile, fairly waxy variety which is firm and holds its shape and useful for all methods of cooking. Desiree is also sold as a baking potato.

Year of Breeding1962
General CommentsPopular garden variety, Its recent popularity surge in the UK is attributed to TV chef Delia Smith
Cooking CommentsGreat roast potatoes and chips, creamy mash and also wedges
TuberRed Skin with light yellow flesh. .
Blight ResistanceModerate
Scab ResistanceModerate
Roasting / Frying
General Purpose
Boiling / Salad
Eelworm (PCN) ResistanceSusceptible

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Desiree Seed Potato
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Saturday, 1 November 2014  |  Chris

You cannot be without the 5 star Desiree Potato.It does so well in most soils,good crops and delicious.I try many varieties in my garden but this one is hard to beat.

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Thursday, 6 February 2014  |  Carole

I live in the wild and wooly highlands of Scotland. I grow Desiree every year (mainly under black plastic) and consistently get a really good yield. Some of the potatoes are enormous. I've still got some left this year stored in the garage and their flavour hasn't been spoilt. I would recommend this potato to anyone who wants a good allround potato.

Great for amateurs
Friday, 7 June 2013  |  Diane

Have decided to grow only desiree this year as no other main crop compare with these on my soil

Friday, 29 March 2013  |  R

I have grown these for a number of years and found that they are very slug resistant and make excellent chip potatoes.

Great Storer
Sunday, 10 February 2013  |  Peter

This potato has lasted well into the winter and is very versatile.Great for dauphinoise

Desiree potato seed
Monday, 14 January 2013  |  Tony

Grew this last in 2012 with great results.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012  |  Brian

I grew these in the 2012 season and had the biggest crop and the largest potatoes ever. Will definately grow them again in 2013

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