I wasn't going to bother growing potatoes this year but I came across a new variety called Jazzy whilst browsing in Wilko's and I couldn't resist. After doing a bit of research I discovered that Jazzy is a waxy potato which gives a huge yield and it's been given a RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit) for its superb performance. I bought just one packet containing five tubers and planted three in one container and two in the other. They romped away and were slow to die back, hence me leaving them so long before harvesting, but Sunday was the day and this is what I found.
After reading about the huge yields I was expecting the container to be full to overflowing with potatoes but it certainly didn't look that way on first inspection.
After scrabbling about in the compost we managed to unearth just fourteen usable potatoes from the first container.
Okay, better luck second time around?
Slightly better first impressions.
Unfortunately, no better overall results. Twenty one potatoes from three tubers in the second container, so each container yielded just seven potatoes per planted tuber.
How about the taste test? I meant to take a photo after they'd been cooked but I forgot and there weren't any left on the plates afterwards, they were a big hit. They held together extremely well on cooking and they tasted delicious, so much so that Eleanor's told me she shall be growing this variety when she gets her own place, not that she's moving out anytime soon, but it's always good to have plans.
Perhaps the weather conditions haven't been so good for potatoes this year, I don't know, but I was disappointed with the yield. The taste has encouraged me to give them another try in the future.