Potato – Arran Victory (maincrop)
Arran Victory (maincrop)
A heritage variety from 1918 bred on the Arran Island on the West Coast of Scotland. It was named “Arran Victory” to celebrate the end of the First World War. We can celebrate its 100th birthday next year. The tubers have deep purple skins and pure white flesh. It’s delicious steamed, roasted or mashed, but falls apart when boiled. The potatoes store well for many months and disease resistance is average, blight resistance is low but once blight hits, the foliage can be cut and removed.
Arran Victory potatoes can be planted in mid April and harvest starts in September/October.
Plant outdoors in mid April and harvest late September to October
Spacing: 30cm in drill (drills widely spaced so you can earth up)
There are about 10-12 seed potatoes in a kilo.
With a spacing of 1 ft (30cm), you’ll get a 10-12ft (3.5 -4m) long drill per kilo.
With a spacing of 25cm, you’ll get a 3m long drill per kilo.