Posted: 07/12/2012 at 06:29
I think you may mean Marabel - they're a commercial variety and probably only available to commercial growers in large quantities, but here are contact details, you can try your luck http://www.eurogrow.co.nz/varieties/marabel
I don't think Welshonion was casting aspersions upon your gardening ability, but as was said the methods practised by large agricultural growers are somewhat different to those usually practised by gardeners and commercial varieties are developed to perform best under those conditions. However, for all we know you may have knowledge and experience of largescale agricultural methods (I'm probably not the only board member with a potato farmer in the family), and even if you don't you are of course, free to give them a go. It would be interesting to hear how you get on. We can all learn from others' experiences.
If you can't get seed potatoes from a supplier I understand that Asda sometimes stock Marabel so you could get some from there, but they may well have been treated with a chemical to prevent sprouting. This is not always done so you could try asking Asda for their product spec.