James & Hugh supply us with the distinctive Kestrel potato – a slightly sweeter, very versatile potato, known for the unusual purple colour of its eyes. Their farm in Angus is just as distinctive, being one of the country’s first monitor farms, where local farmers get together to share ideas and best practices so they can all be more successful.
At last, a reason to celebrate the Scottish climate! It brings out the best in our rich soil, and makes it perfect for growing our perfect potatoes. And these beauties are in no rush. It takes a whopping 200 days of careful cultivation to go from planting our tatties to harvesting them. Tatt seems a long time….but tattily worth it.
The potatoes are planted in late March and April and harvested in August and September.
Potato skins contain half of the potato’s fibre, and they’re packed full of nutrients which can improve your body’s natural resistance to illness.