How to store baking potatoes
Keep baking varieties in a paper bag somewhere cool and dark.
How to cook potatoes
Depending on size, they’ll take 1-1½ hours in a 220℃ oven. Rub the skins with a little olive oil and sea salt for a really crunchy finish.
Baking potato season
The potato season begins with new and salad potatoes in early summer. These are best for boiling and salads, then the main crop varieties, for baking, mash and roasting, begin in September.
Baking potato varieties
Floury varieties for baking are King Edward, Cosmos, Desiree and Sante. Good all-rounders are Marfona, Robinta, Ostara, Romano, Orla, Valor, Estima and Maris Piper.
Organic potato farmer
We grow potatoes on our Riverford farms. Our early varieties do well on coastal fields, where the maritime influence protects them from frosts.
Country of origin
Grown in the United Kingdom.