Rocket potatoes were first sold in the UK in 1987 and gained a reputation for being the earliest of all varieties. Whilst other varieties have now been bred to do the same or better, Rocket is undeniably one of the earliest to crop.
Every garden or allotment has its own specific conditions which results in potatoes of different taste. But it does appear that in most conditions Rocket produces a bland tasting spud. And if left in the ground more than 13 weeks or so it starts to deteriorate – this is not a first early which can be stored.
The potatoes undeniably look good and they have the typical waxy texture of a new potato.