Rocket potato seed is probably one of the earliest early potatoes around and produces large crops of uniform, attractive tubers. The pure white flesh is quite soft, waxy and delicious.
Easy to grow and the quickest to produce baby new potatoes - excellent in containers or patio growing bags if you lack space. One word of caution - Rocket poato seed does not mature well and if left can go hollow and split.
Has good all round resistance to diseases having double eeelworm resistance but is very susceptible to tuber blight.
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