Family run potato growers throughout Tayside & Fife


Caledonian Rose

  • Very attractive red tubers
  • Table, Pre-pack, Roasting & Chipping
  • High yields of yellow fleshed potatoes

Caledonian Rose is a genuine all round potato. It is easy to grow, can produce high yields of bold tubers with good disease ratings. It has given exceptional results in detailed flavour and texture analysis as boiled, mashed, baked, roasted or wedges. Caledonian Rose is a truly versatile maincrop variety.

Husbandry Guidelines

This information is intended to give growers a broad understanding of the variety and its growth requirements; it was last updated on November 2021 Please consult your own agronomist for the best practice on your farm and your end requirements.

Pre Planting

We recommend all seed should be removed from the packaging at the earliest possible opportunity and no later than 5 days after delivery. Seed should then be kept in a dry, well ventilated, frost free environment.

Planting and Growing

Caledonian Rose produces high tuber numbers per plant and wide spacing is recommended if bold tubers are required. 37.5cm spacing or thereby, depending on local conditions, which is around 27,000 per ha. With wide spacing and appropriate nutrition very high yields per plant are possible, if planting very wide, and looking for large tubers, crops may need extra nutrition. The plant sets it’s tubers in a normal position around the mother seed so your standard planting depth is acceptable.

Harvest and Storage

Caledonian Rose stores well. To maintain a good skin-finish in store, try to keep the relative humidity low and minimise free moisture, especially during the curing period.