Don’t miss the fifth annual Maiden Newton Potato Day!

It’s been five years since we first started Maiden Newton Potato days. Each year there are increased visitors and this year Pennards are providing a record number of potato varieties.

This year there are 97 varieties of potatoes, the oldest dating back to 1851 including Vitelotte Noire, a rare French heritage seed potato which has purple flesh and a flavour of chestnuts. A real gourmet treat. Over 700 varieties of heritage and heirloom seeds, plus exclusive introductions from Burpee in the USA.

There’s a new blight resistant tomato called Oh Happy Day, which has a great flavour, plus tasty cucumber Merlin which produces 6 inch fruits in a greenhouse in just 2 months. There will also be a wide variety of fruit, onion sets, rhubarb, unusual tubers, asparagus crowns etc.

As always everyone is welcome, experienced gardeners, allotment veterans, newbies, come and talk to the experts, plenty of advice available. Share tips and talk all things gardening.

The Potato Day is on Saturday 24 February, 10.30am – 2.00pm, Village Hall, Station Road, Maiden Newton, DT2 0AE. Admission is free.

There will be a pop-up gardener’s market and seed fair, together with refreshments, local arts and craft stalls.

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