Good Varieties for Hollin Lane

Here are some vegetable varieties that do well here. Please give us your own favourites with a few words saying why you like them.

VegetableVarietyQualitiesAuthor
CabbageGreyhoundTasty and trouble-free cabbage for early summerPeter Byass
CabbageMarner White StoringHuge dense round heads that stand well through the winterPeter Byass
KaleNero di ToscanaFairly hardy - delicious dark green leaves late summer and autumnJoe Foster
KalePentland BrigVery hardy - pick leaves in autumn and winter and sprouting shoots in springJoe Foster
OnionCenturionRound, good cropper, keeps well in storePeter Copeland
PotatoCharlotte2nd early, ready before blight and slugs hit, salad typeJoe Foster
PotatoJazzy2nd early, ready before blight and slugs hit, salad type. Better eelworm resistance than CharlotteJoe Foster
PotatoHarmony2nd early, some blight resistanceJenny Ward
PotatoKestrel2nd early, ready before blight and slugs hit, delicious baked or mashed and a good cropperJoe Foster
PotatoNadine2nd early, some blight resistanceJenny Ward
PotatoNicolaEarly main crop, salad variety, some blight resistanceJenny Ward
PotatoRecordMain crop, floury, some blight resistanceJenny Ward
PotatoRemarkaEarly main crop, some blight resistanceJenny Ward
PotatoSanteMain crop, some blight resistanceJenny Ward
PotatoSarpo AxonaLate, good blight and slug resistance, good cropper and keeperJoe Foster
PotatoSarpo MiraLate, good blight and slug resistance, good cropper and keeperJoe Foster

Not So Good Varieties for Hollin Lane

Some fruit and vegetable varieties just don’t work here. Please give us your own experience with a few words about what the problem was.

VegetableVarietyQualitiesAuthor
PotatoMarfona2nd early. The slugs love it.Joe Foster
CabbageHispiNot very tasty. Attractive to slugs.Peter Byass
Brussels SproutEvesham SpecialThe sprouts are mostly blown – hardly any solid ones.Joe Foster
OnionGolden BearNOT tolerant of downy mildew!Joe Foster