Chipper students triumph in Nantwich potato show

Crewe Guardian: Marion Barker, representing Best in Show winner Mary Johnson, and Mark Bayes with RHS Master of Horticulture Harry Delaney  and judge Derek Jones Marion Barker, representing Best in Show winner Mary Johnson, and Mark Bayes with RHS Master of Horticulture Harry Delaney and judge Derek Jones

REASEHEATH College horticultural students were feeling chipper after taking part in a First Early Potato Show, held at the Nantwich college on Saturday.

Thirty pupils demonstrated their skills at growing the world’s favourite root vegetable – and were rewarded with praise from one of the county’s top vegetable judges.

More than 20 varieties of first early potatoes, grown on plots at the college, were on show.

Best in Show went to Mary Johnson, who also won the Monday group section with her ’Red Duke of York’ potatoes.

Winner of the Friday group section was Mark Bayes, who exhibited the ‘Swift’ variety.

Judge, Derek Jones of Malpas, a well known vegetable exhibitor, said: “The entries showed a great deal of care and attention to detail.”

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