Kestrel potato seed was bred in Scotland by Jack Dunnett. It has 'bonny blue eys' - violet really :0) - an excellent visitor to the showbench.
It has attractive smooth skinned tubers and is a favourite of gardeners having a cream flesh with a wonderful old fashioned taste and semi waxy texture.
This potato has good disease resistance including partial double eelworm and slug resistance.
Waxy potatoes are firmer and hold their shape. Floury potatoes are softer and break up more easily. The potato varieties mentioned on this web site are suggestions only and there are many more available.
1 is WAXY and 9 is FLOURY
Texture 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
The numbers given for pest or disease susceptibility or resistance are to be read as indicators. Factors like soil, crop maturity and skin thickness can affect the outcome of these readings - they are only a guide... don't get hung up.
1 is Susceptible and 9 is Resistant
Blt 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
CS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
PCN Susceptible Resistant Partially Resistant
Blt = Potato Blight
CS = Common Scab
PCN = Potato Cyst Nematode