Potato 'Winston'

Potato 'Winston' is an early potato that quickly produces delicious potatoes of a good large baking size. I grow this for my summer bakers, chips or mash. More
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Potato 'Winston' is an early potato that quickly produces delicious potatoes of a good large baking size. I grow this for my summer bakers, chips or mash. Its quick growth makes one think it won't taste good, but it tastes superb and is hugely prolific.

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 Just over 4 months after planting (late May - 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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'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)