Fig. 71. Potato Type - Sensation.

Fig. 71. Potato Type - Sensation.

Fig. 72. Potato Type - Ideal

Fig. 72. Potato Type - Ideal

Fig. 73. Potato Type - Satisfaction.

Fig. 73. Potato Type - Satisfaction.

Eureka, with many a better Potato, has passed into the great limbo of the forgotten, but there are enough varieties still left to bewilder and perplex the grower. For four consecutive years I myself grew upwards of sixty sorts, changing the varieties to a considerable extent each year, yet questions reached me, and reach me still, about scores of varieties that I know only by repute. I give herewith a few tables of Potatoes which I have grown, in the hope that they and the selections which accompany them may be of use :-

First Early Kidneys:

Britannia.

Carters' First Crop.

Duke of York.

Myatt's Ashleaf.

Puritan.

Sharpe's Victor.

Suttons' Ringleader.

Veitchs' Ashleaf.

Of these Puritan is the heaviest cropper on my stiff soil, and Ringleader much the best in flavour. I should choose the former (which often runs out to a round shape) if I had to limit myself to one.

Fig. 74. Potato Pink Perfection.

Fig. 74. Potato Pink Perfection.

First Early Rounds:

Suttons' A1.

Suttons' Harbinger.

A1 is a splendid sort, and should be widely grown.

Second Early Kidneys:

Pride of Tonbridge.

Suttons' Reliance.

White Beauty of Hebron.

Three splendid Potatoes. I think Reliance is rather the best of the three but there is not much in it.

Fig. 75. Potato Type - Lord Tennyson.

Fig. 75. Potato Type - Lord Tennyson.

Fig. 76. Potato Type - Pride Of Tonbridge.

Fig. 76. Potato Type - Pride Of Tonbridge.

Main Crop and Late, White Kidneys {including pebble-shaped):

Bruce.

Carters' Goldfinder.

Chancellor.

Crawley Prizetaker.

Daniels's Special.

Devonian.

Future Fame.

Satisfaction.

Sensation.

Snowdrop.

Suttons' Ideal.

The Canon.

Up-to-date

All excellent Potatoes, with Crawley Prizetaker, Snowdrop, Ideal, and Up-to-date as, perhaps, the pick.

Maincrop and Late, White Hounds:

Abundance.

Carters' Snowball.

Imperator.

Royal Sovereign.

Royal Standard.

Schoolmaster.

Syon House Prolific.

Windsor Castle

Syon House Prolific and Windsor Castle are the pick here.

Fig. 77. Potato Type - Special.

Fig. 77. Potato Type - Special.

Fig. 78. Potato Type - Royal Sovereign.

Fig. 78. Potato Type - Royal Sovereign.

Fig. 79. Potato Type - Royal Standard.

Fig. 79. Potato Type - Royal Standard.

Maincrop and Late, Coloured Kidneys:

Beauty of Hebron.

Early Rose.

Edgecote Purple.

Elephant.

Field Marshal.

Lord Raglan

Mr. Bresee.

Peerless Rose.

Reading Ruby.

Beauty of Hebron is much the best for general use; the others need not be grown except for exhibition.

Fig. 80. Potato Type - Peerless Rose.

Fig. 80. Potato Type - Peerless Rose.

Maincrop and Late, Coloured Rounds:

Adirondack.

King of the Russets.

Lord Tennyson.

Pink Perfection.

Purple Perfection.

Queen of the Valley.

Reading Russet.

The Dean.

Vicar of Laleham.

These are in the main show Potatoes. I like Purple Perfection the best for general use.

Fig. 81. Up-to-date As A Round Potato.

Fig. 81. Up-to-date As A Round Potato.

This variety, like many others, is very variable in form.