wilja

wilja

(ˈwɪldʒə)
n
(Plants) a variety of potato with yellowish skin, light yellow flesh and a medium dry texture
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The RHS recommends using slug-resistant varieties including 'Charlotte', 'Estima', 'Golden Wonder', 'Kestrel', 'Pentland Dell', 'Pentland Ivory', 'Pentland Squire', 'Stemster', 'Sante' and 'Wilja'.
Reliable 'second earlies' include Estima, Kestrel and Wilja. Save up some egg boxes and place the potatoes in these with the 'rose end' uppermost.
Roasted: Pick from King Edward, Maris Piper, Estima, Duke of York, Wilja and Desiree.
They include Maris Peer, Kestrel and Wilja. Maincrops are planted April to May, harvested September to October.
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.
Less susceptible varieties of potato include Kestrel, Wilja and Charlotte.
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.