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Get Chitting for GYOP 2015 Competition

All deliveries of free potato tubers, pots and class room instructions are on their way and should be with schools in good time to start chitting by Tuesday 24th February 2015. Get your seed potatoes set up in egg trays on a light and cool window sill to encourage short dark green shoots as shown in the picture above. This year there are more regions and more prizes in the Potato Council sponsored Grow Your Own Potato 2015 Competition. All schools are growing Rocket and the Regions of the country and potato varieties, including five novelties, they are growing are as follows:

RegionCompanyVariety
National CygnetRocket
Scotland (West)HigginsSafiyah *
Scotland (East)Agrico **Athlete *
North WestAgrico **Athlete *
North East (North) EnglandMcCains **Shepody *
North East (South) EnglandE ParksCasablanca
Central (North) EnglandBranstonLuciole *
Central (South) EnglandQVCasablanca
WalesPuffinRudolph
South East EnglandFenmarcRudolph
South West EnglandGreenvaleJester
* New varieties ** New regional suppliers



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