- 20th Jun 2018
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Cornish New potatoes have officially signaled the start of summer as they launch in Tesco stores nationwide and we couldn’t be happier at Seasonal Spuds!
Five farmers from across Cornwall, with land covering the length and breadth of the region, are supplying Tesco stores nationwide with Britain’s first mainland New potato crop of the year, from mid-June until early August.
Grown in the rich, fertile soils of Cornwall, growers work in harmony with both the unique Cornish landscape and weather, which enables them to plant - and harvest - earlier than other UK mainland crops.
As soon as the potatoes reach the right size they are harvested and packed as quickly as possible to ensure they are brought to Tesco stores as fresh as they can be. Harvesting just after the plants have flowered, while the skins are still thin and fluffy, gives that traditional New potato texture and a mild, slightly sweet flavour. There’s no need to peel them, so they are very quick and easy to prepare!
To celebrate the launch of the Cornish New potato season, we’ve got plenty of exciting plans including a special competition in which you can win a fantastic 5* family holiday to Cornwall! Just pick up a promotion pack in your local Tesco store to find out more.
Speaking of prizes, we’ve partnered with our friends at Cornishware for the second year to offer our social media followers the chance to win a series of fantastic prizes throughout the Cornish New potato season. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for your chance to win!
We’ve also teamed up with a number of the UK’s top food bloggers to create a series of tasty dishes using this versatile spud, including a chickpea and potato curry, roasted crème fraiche potatoes with watercress, potato, pea & bacon salad and salmon and new potato parcels.
Finally, back by popular demand, we’ve also added a new set of recipes to our free Cornish New potato ebook for the 2018 season – get your free download here and let us know your favourite recipe by using @seasonal_spuds on Instagram or by liking us on Facebook.
Warm evenings, barbecues and fresh seasonal food are the cornerstones of summer, and Cornish New potatoes are perfect for creating the classic dishes the season is known for, so make sure you get a bag or two to enjoy before the season is over!