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Mini Jersey Royals

Mini Jersey Royals

As the season for Jersey Royal potatoes approaches, we are told that The Jersey Royal Company has unveiled plans to make available on the mainland the ‘Jersey Royal Pearl’ potato.

Half the size of the traditional Royal potato (but still the same variety) and packed with an intense nutty flavour, the Pearl has been something of a hidden gem among islanders for decades, however this year the Pearl potato will, for the first time, be available off the island as well. The season is predicted to last for between eight and 12 weeks, with the first Pearls landing on these shores within the next week or so.

“Ideal in salads or as a main meal, hot or cold, the Jersey Royal Pearls are truly one of the world’s most spectacular seasonal vegetables,” commented Michelin-starred Jersey chef, Shaun Rankin who will be showcasing the Jersey gems throughout his appearance on the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen later this month.

  • Jersey Royals account for 75 per cent of all UK potato sales when in season
  • Jersey Royals are one of only a handful of British fresh products that carry the EU protection of designation of origin (PDO) certification
  • The potatoes are usually planted in January / February and harvested from March until July when the season ends
  • The early potatoes are planted on slopes known as ‘cotis’ and are then hand lifted, as the slopes are too steep for machinery
  • The Jersey Royal has been grown on the island for over 100 years and is the first new potato of the season.

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