Potato 'Winston'

Quick to grow, hugely prolific and tastes superb straight from the ground. Excellent for baking, roasting and mash. More
1kg bag 400003 £4.95 Buy 2+ at £4.75 each Delivery mid December
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For baking, roasting and mash. Quick to grow, hugely prolific and tastes superb straight from the ground.

Genus Solanum tuberosum
Group/Species First Early
Variety Winston
Type Root Crop
Common Name Potato
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Site Full Sun
Spacing Plant tubers 40cm (16in) apart with 45cm (18in) between rows.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Chitting January-February, planting out March-April.
Care Tips When the shoots first appear draw the earth from between the rows to cover them. This encourages underground shoots and more tubers. Add in lots of well rotted manure the previous autumn (not too fresh).
Harvesting June - July
Cooking Notes Great for baking, roasting and mash.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Potato 'Winston' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sandra

Good cropping variety and the seed potatoes were a good size. The flavour is OK, not the best flavoured potatoes I have had though.
The potatoes have been of a very good size and clean and free from blemishes.
Good price.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marja

These were the first potatoes I have ever tried and they grew to a nice large size and tasted incredible. Definitely growing these again for next year!

'Winston' best potato to grow in a pot or bucket.

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Reviewed 12th June 2018 by james irving

If your going to grow a potato in a small pot or bucket it's got to be 'Winston'. I have been growing them for years and they always deliver. Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QyQ8gCsGiE&t=1s


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Reviewed 29th March 2018 by SteveW

Read poor reviews of this potato on another site, but I think this variety is superb, and is one of the first on my shopping list, big floury tasty potatoes which are great for baking.

Surprised & Delighted

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Reviewed 29th October 2016 by Julie Grindey

I was surprised and delighted at the size and the amount of the potatoes. Will be buying again next year.


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Reviewed 6th July 2015 by Colin Vesey

Brilliant performance despite planting later than advertised. (In Devon)