Reliable 'second earlies' include Estima, Kestrel and Wilja
Roasted: Pick from King Edward, Maris Piper, Estima, Duke of York, Wilja
Less susceptible varieties of potato include Kestrel, Wilja
Others recommend Wilja
or Agria and Gordon Ramsay swears by (well he would) Desiree for chipping.
They were made with wilja
spuds, whose natural sweetness makes them ideal for the purpose.
With potatoes, varieties such as Kestrel, Charlotte, Wilja
and Estima are less likely to be tunnelled than many others.
We can now find lovely waxy varieties like Pink Fir Apple and Charlotte, which are delicious in salads, Golden Wonder which make excellent bakers, Wilja
which are good boiled and steamed because they keep their shape, and, if you are lucky, the French favourite, Roseval which have a delicious flavour and make good chips.
We grow old fashioned varieties such as Wilja
and Romano in traditional ways.
700g potatoes (waxy variety such as Wilja
Adding hot or warm milk gives a much lighter melt in the mouth feel and it's best to use a floury potato variety such as King Edward, wilja
Best for roasts: Wilja
THE perfect roasting potato is floury in texture but doesn't disintegrate when cooked.