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Potato 'Arran Victory'

Solanum tuberosum 'Arran Victory'

Photo by Jo.Baker (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

60cm

30cm

Min

30cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Potato 'Arran Victory' Overview

The floury tuber of this main crop potato is the Oldest of the 'Arrans' still grown. It was named to celebrate the end of the 1st World War it is one of the only 2 blue skinned varieties still available. Its flesh is a snowy white colour and can produce a high yield given a long growing season. Often treated as an annual crop.

Common problems with Potato 'Arran Victory'

How to harvest Potato 'Arran Victory'

Wait to harvest until the leaves turn yellow towards the end of the growing season. Cut and the remove leaves, then leave tubers for 10 days in the ground before digging and storing in a dark frost free area.

How to propagate Potato 'Arran Victory'

Tubers

In January or February chit seed potatoes in a cool light room (10C), When the ground is 50C (March/April) tubers can be planted in trenches 12.5cm deep and space tubers 60cm apart.

Special features of Potato 'Arran Victory'

Crop rotation

For the best results grow in ground that has not been used for potatoes in the last two years.

Pot plant

Can be grown in large containers or potato bags.

Other uses of Potato 'Arran Victory'

Floury potatoes tend to break up when boiled so they are more suited to being roasted, baked and for making chips. They also suit being used for mash.