Posted: 01/02/2014 at 12:05
I have heavy clay and keeled slugs but Kestrel were untouched last year and also the best tasting so those together with Sante (also slug resistant) and Pink Fir Apple are my selections for this year. The last one will get attacked but I just can't resist the taste so some damage is acceptable (and being knobbly means cutting out the damaged bits doesn't add much longer to the preparation time than the rather tedious peeling!)
For anyone just starting out I recommend you get a pack with several different varieties (eg 6 x 10 tubers) if you have the room. Potatoes grown on different types of soil DO taste different, so you really need to find out which grow and taste best on your particular plot. I grew over 50 varieties before finding 8 or so that I really like and do well. I still try a row of a new variety every year, too (Mayan Gold this year.)
Happy spudding, spudders!