United Kingdom Varieties of Potatoes

UK Top Varieties
US Top Varieties
World Varieties
Potato Varieties for Boiling Roasting Mashing Chipping etc


Main potato varieties grown in Britain


Accord - Anya - Belle de Fontenay - Cara - Carlingford - Charlotte - Desiree - Duke of York - Dundrod - Estima - Fianna - Golden Wonder - Harmony - Kerr's Pink - King Edward - Marfona - Maris Bard - Maris Peer - Maris Piper - Nadine - Nicola - Osprey - Pentland Javelin - Pink Fir Apple - Premiere - Rocket - Romano - Rooster - Sante - Saxon - Vivaldi - Wilja

United States Top Varieties
The leading variety, Russet Burbank, still provides about 40% of the U.S. production. Varieties differ in a number of characteristics including: yield; skin and flesh color; tuber shape and eye depth; time of maturity; disease and pest resistance; carbohydrate composition; usage potential; dormancy and storability; and any number of additional particulars. more
World Varieties
There are around five thousand potato varieties world wide. Three thousand of them are found in the Andes alone, mainly in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile and Colombia. Apart from the five thousand cultivated varieties, there are about 200 wild species and subspecies, many of which can be cross-bred with cultivated varieties. more
Potato Varieties for Boiling Roasting Mashing Chipping etc
Because of the water content and flesh structure, different potatoes cook differently. Some fry well, making great chips (or crisps – Golden Wonder is a potato variety) some boil well and some mash well. Waxy potatoes are better for salads than floury potatoes. more