Rob’s week off is almost at an end which is sad but we have got a great deal done and the weather has been perfect except for the fact that we could have done with a little more rain preferable during the night. He has to work another five weeks now before his next time off. Today Rob planted more early maincrop potatoes, Desiree and Picasso, on plot 18.
Picasso is a good cropper of medium sized potatoes. They boil and mash very well and make good jacket potatoes for their size. Desiree is said to be the world’s most popular red potato. Pale yellow firm waxy flesh. Versatile for all cooking. A good baker and general purpose potato.