Seed Potatoes

February 18, 2017

​Potatoes are one of our favourite vegetables to grow at home, as they don't require too much effort and are very rewarding. Home grown potatoes also taste amazing and if all goes well you can enjoy them throughout the summer. There are three main types of seed potato: first early, second early and maincrop.

 

FIRST EARLY

Plant: Late March

Spacing: 30cm/12in

Rows: 60cm/24in

Harvest: June/July

 

The varieties we have in stock this year are:

Swift

Fast maturing, with heavy crops of white fleshed new potatoes. Ideal for containers or if you are growing in limited space.

 

Pentland Javelin

Soft, waxy texture with white skin and flesh. Ideal boiled as a salad potato or new potato. High yielding and has good all round disease resistance.

 

Red Duke of York

Red skinned with moist, yellow flesh. Makes an excellent roast potato.

 

Rocket

White skin with white flesh. Easy to grow and quick to produce baby new potatoes. Good all round disease resistance. Suited to growing in containers.

 

Winston

Quick to produce and prolific with large sized tubers which are good for baking. Good for baking, roasting or mashing with great taste.

 

International Kidney/Jersey Royal

Yellow, oval shaped tubers. Makes an excellent salad potato or new potato - great boiled, steamed or mashed.

 

SECOND EARLY

Plant: Early-Mid April

Spacing: 30cm/12in

Rows: 60cm/24in

Harvest: July/August

 

The varieties we have in stock this year are:

Nicola

Produces a great tasting, waxy new potato. Heavy yielding and good for storing.

 

Kestrel
Potatoes are a consistent size. Good slug resistance and a great all rounder. Suitable for growing in containers.

 

Charlotte

Yellow skinned waxy tubers with creamy flesh. Tasty eaten hot or cold.

 

MAINCROP

Plant: Mid-late April

Spacing: 37cm/15in

Rows: 75cm/30in

Harvest: August-October

 

The varieties we have in stock this year are:

King Edward

Creamy white flesh with a light floury texture. Great for roasting and has good resistance to scab and slugs.

 

Pink Fir Apple

Pink and white skin with firm white flesh. Nutty, earthy flavour which can be boiled, steamed or used in a salad.

 

Maris Piper

The best variety for chips but also a versatile all rounder. has a dry, floury texture with creamy white flesh and great taste. Good Golden eelworm resistance.

 

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