‘Kestrel’ is a fairly recent introduction which is fast becoming a household favourite due to its flavour. A second early which has smooth skin with bonny blue eyes and is ideal for baking, chipping and boiling.
Plant outdoors from March – May for harvest in June – July.
Grow second-early exhibition-worthy potato Kestrel on your vegetable patch and look forward to oval potatoes with colourful purple flecks and creamy-coloured flesh.
The purple patches- unique to Kestrel- are super healthy. The purple pigment is high in immune-boosting antioxidants making Kestrel a superfood to equal blueberries. In the kitchen Kestrel is a versatile spud, working well as a roaster, mashed or as chips. In fact, other than as salad potatoes you can prepare it as you wish.
A great variety to choose is you have variable soil to contend with. Prized for producing good yield whether in heavy, dry or sandy soil. We also find they fare well in exposed, blustery sites.
Kestrel shows good resistance to eelworm and blackleg, pests and diseases common to many a frustrated home-grower. With Kestrel though you have peace of mind your potatoes remain unscathed.