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"Pixie" is a lovely creamy colour, with pink eye markings.

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"Pixie" is a lovely creamy colour, with pink eye markings.



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Nice one David, are they a firm waxy type ?

1 Aug, 2010

 

Yes, Cinders, this is a waxy type, best as a salad type or for gently boiling.

1 Aug, 2010

 

Oh lovely, I must make a note of that one then. Thank you.

1 Aug, 2010

 

just add these to my favs for next year.

1 Aug, 2010

 

Lovely spuds, David, try steamng them with a few Mint leaves. Oooh, now I'm feeling hungry !

1 Aug, 2010

 

Great idea, Shirley! Have chocolate mint in the garden, so will do this tomorrow (but not as choc mint chips!!!!!!). :-))

Yorkshire, you should be able to get this variety easily, by mail order or online. I was pleased to find a pack of 5 tubers at Homebase at the beginning of the year for £1.99 (great if you have space for only a handful). After the main buying period, they reduced them to 50p! By then, the tubers had long white shoots, but you just cut these off and start the chitting process again. Just means that these First Earlies then become Main Crop. I find, however, that chains like Homebase don't often repeat what they sell from one year to the next..

1 Aug, 2010

 

They look appetising.

1 Aug, 2010

 

Nice one David....:>)

1 Aug, 2010

 

thanks for the onfo David, my you got them cheap, I put them on my favs for next year,

2 Aug, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks David , that's info worth knowing :o)

2 Aug, 2010

 

You are welcome!

If you want seed potatoes of this variety next year - just let me know. A very local GC stocks a huge variety of tubers every year, including this one. This is the same GC where I bought my hessian potato sacks for 20p (our harvest now stored in one in the shed). A local man, Alan Romans, is an authority on potatoes. After my first order online (with excessve amounts and postage costs), I discovered that he is only 3 miles away. I have now met him once or twice, and can order, uplift, and probably save on the websiote's postage!

The website is worth visiting for info, etc www.alanromans.com

They do a lot of heritage varieties, and flower stutff, too. Many are Thompson&Morgan seed, but you can get them for 50p a packet!

2 Aug, 2010

 

Brilliant David, thank you.

3 Aug, 2010

 

nice to know David~ I spent a fortune on mine`going to have twice as many next year they were gorgeous!

10 Aug, 2010



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