Posted: 07/12/2012 at 17:19
Sorry if I was misunderstood, but I think amateur growers should steer clear of commercial varieties as grown for the supermarkets. I suspect commercial growers use gallons of herbicide/pesticides which are not available to the home grower. From the descriptions Marebel sounds a cracking potato, but there are lots and lots of other wonderful potatoes available too.
My heart sinks a bit when people tell me they are growing Charlotte. Fine potato, but there are more adventurous varieties which you will never see in the supermarket.
With regard to Google, just put in 'Marebel seed potatoes'. Some people think just saying 'Google It' is dismissive, but it is such a wonderful way of finding out about everything. Though don't believe everything you read on the net!