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Potato 'Winston'

Solanum tuberosum 'Winston'

Photo by Jo.Baker (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

60cm

30cm

Min

30cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Potato 'Winston' Overview

This waxy tuber is a first early variety that has a white skin and a creamy white flesh. Introduced in 1992 in Scotland it has an excellent all round disease resistance and produces a high yield of smooth oval potatoes.

Common problems with Potato 'Winston'

Can be attacked by aphids, capsid bug, Rosy rustic moth and wireworms. They can also suffer from Dry rot, gangrene, grey mould, leaf roll virus, potato mosaic virus, potato powdery scab, potato scab, potato spraing, powdery scab, soft rot, wart disease.

    Potato 'Winston' Companion Plants

    Sweetcorn, eggplant, beans, peas, strawberries, peppers

    How to harvest Potato 'Winston'

    Normally ready 12- 16 weeks after planting, they are best eaten as soon as harvested.

    How to propagate Potato 'Winston'

    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 'Winston'

    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 'Winston'

    Culinary

    Edible

    Waxy potatoes have less starch so do not break up when boiled making them also ideal for potato salad and layered potato dishes.