Home Guard (potato)

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'Home Guard'
Genus solanum
Species Solanum tuberosum
Cultivar 'Home Guard'
Origin United Kingdom 1942 [1]

Home Guard is a potato variety grown mainly in Ireland. Oval Shape. It is an early variety with moderate to low yields, typically harvested and available in shops by mid May.[2] The flesh is white or cream coloured, but shows a tendency to discoloration when cooked. It is susceptible to several diseases, including blight, potato cyst nematode and powdery scab.[3]


  1. ^ ""RHS website Top potaoes to grow""
  2. ^ Potato.ie
  3. ^ Potato.Org.Uk

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