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Step 2: Select your potato variety

First Early Potatoes  |  Second Early Potatoes  |  Maincrop potatoes  |  Second Cropping Potatoes

Now you have selected which type of potato you want to grow, you can now narrow your choice even further by selecting your potato variety based upon their culinary uses. Some varieties are better for roasting, whereas others are best for boiled potatoes. View our guides below for more information on potato culinary uses. You can either scroll down the page to browse or click on the cropping types above to view all varieties for that type, then simply click on the variety name for more information on that variety.


See below for our full list of First Early potato varieties:

First Early Potatoes General
Purpose 
  Chips    Wedges    Baked    Boiled    Mashed    Steamed    Roasted    Salad   New
Potato 
Potato 'Accord'      
Potato 'Arran Pilot'       
Potato 'Duke of York'        
Potato 'Epicure'      
Potato 'Foremost'      
Potato 'Home Guard'     
Potato 'Maris Bard'      
Potato 'Pentland Javelin'       
Potato 'Red Duke of York'   
Potato 'Sharpe's Express'   
Potato 'Lady Christl'        
Potato 'Rocket'       
Potato 'Swift'      
Potato 'Dunluce'      
Potato 'Orla'        
Potato 'Casablanca'       
Potato 'Elizabeth'       
Potato 'Ulster Sceptre'      
Potato 'Vanessa'      
Potato 'Customer
Favourites Collection'
        
Potato 'Beginners Collection'         
Potato 'Allotment Favourites
Collection'
         
Potato 'Patio Planter
Collection'
         
Potato 'Heritage Collection'        

See below for our full list of Second Early potato varieties:

Second Early Potatoes General
Purpose 
  Chips    Wedges    Baked    Boiled    Mashed    Steamed    Roasted    Salad   New
Potato 
Potato 'Ratte'       
Potato 'Maxine' Exhibitor Grade         
Potato 'British Queen'        
Potato 'Marfona'      
Potato 'Charlotte'       
Potato 'Maris Peer'       
Potato 'Yukon Gold'       
Potato 'Nadine' Exhibitor Grade         
Potato 'Kestrel'         
Potato 'International Kidney'      
Potato 'Aura'       
Potato 'Melody'       
Potato 'Novella'      
Potato 'Saxon'     
Potato 'Bonnie'      
Potato 'Nicola'      
Potato 'Edzell Blue'      
Potato 'Milva'        
Potato 'Wilja'       
Potato 'Gemson'        
Potato 'Bambino'         
Potato 'Sherine'         
Potato Salad Collection       
Potato 'Beginners Collection'         
Potato 'Allotment Favourites Collection'         
Potato Patio Planters Collection         

See below for our full list of Maincrop potato varieties:

Maincrop Potatoes General
Purpose 
  Chips    Wedges    Baked    Boiled    Mashed    Steamed    Roasted    Salad   New
Potato 
Potato 'Amour'          
Potato 'Arran Victory'       
Potato 'Belle de Fontenay'       
Potato 'Bikini'       
Potato 'Blue Danube'       
Potato 'Cara'        
Potato 'Chicago'     
Potato 'Desiree'       
Potato 'Golden Wonder'     
Potato 'Harlequin'        
Potato 'Highland Burgundy Red'     
Potato 'Infinity'     
Potato 'Kerr's Pink'     
Potato 'Kifli'       
Potato 'King Edward'        
Potato 'Lady Balfour'        
Potato 'Manitou'       
Potato 'Maris Piper'        
Potato 'Markies'     
Potato 'Mayan Gold'     
Potato 'Pentland Crown'         
Potato 'Picasso'        
Potato 'Pink Fir Apple'      
Potato 'Record'     
Potato 'Remarka'      
Potato 'Rubesse'         
Potato 'Sante'      
Potato 'Salad Blue'     
Potato 'Sarpo Axona'      
Potato 'Sarpo Gwyn'       
Potato 'Sarpo Mira'      
Potato 'Sarpo Una'   
Potato 'Setanta'      
Potato 'Sarpo Shona'          
Potato 'Stemster'      
Potato 'Valor'         
Potato 'Beginners Collection'         
Potato 'Allotment Favourites Collection'        

Step 3: Plant up your potato tubers

The next step is to decide whether you are going to plant your potato tubers in bags or in the ground. If you have plenty of space in your garden for a vegetable plot, or you are lucky enough to own an allotment, then you should probably grow yours in the ground. Click here to view our 'how to' guide for growing potatoes in the ground.

On the other hand, if you do not have much room in your garden, or you have no garden at all, you can grow potatoes in grow bags, patio planters or containers on your patio, balcony or simply tucked away in an unused corner of your garden. Click here to view our 'how to' guide for growing potatoes in bags and containers.


Step 4: Enjoy your delicious home-grown potatoes

Nothing is more satisfying than the fresh flavour of newly dug potatoes lifted straight from your own garden, and after weeks of caring for your potato plants you can now enjoy your yummy potato crop! Not only have you reduced your 'food miles' but you know exactly what has gone into growing them.

Potatoes can be very healthy, providing you don't cook them in fat! They are also a good source of vitamins C, B6, B1 and fibre (particularly the skins!). For more information on healthy eating, click here.


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Step 2: Select your potato variety

First Early Potatoes  |  Second Early Potatoes  |  Maincrop potatoes  |  Second Cropping Potatoes

Now you have selected which type of potato you want to grow, you can now narrow your choice even further by selecting your potato variety based upon their culinary uses. Some varieties are better for roasting, whereas others are best for boiled potatoes. View our guides below for more information on potato culinary uses. You can either scroll down the page to browse or click on the cropping types above to view all varieties for that type, then simply click on the variety name for more information on that variety.


See below for our full list of First Early potato varieties:

First Early Potatoes General
Purpose 
  Chips    Wedges    Baked    Boiled    Mashed    Steamed    Roasted    Salad   New
Potato 
Potato 'Winston' (Exhibitor Grade)      
Potato 'Accord'      
Potato 'Arran Pilot'       
Potato 'Duke of York'        
Potato 'Epicure'      
Potato 'Foremost'      
Potato 'Home Guard'     
Potato 'Maris Bard'      
Potato 'Pentland Javelin'       
Potato 'Red Duke of York'   
Potato 'Sharpe's Express'   
Potato 'Lady Christl'        
Potato 'Rocket'       
Potato 'Swift'      
Potato 'Dunluce'      
Potato 'Orla'        
Potato 'Casablanca'       
Potato 'Elizabeth'       
Potato 'Ulster Sceptre'       
Potato 'Vanessa'       
Potato 'Customer
Favourites Collection'
        
Potato 'Baby New Potato Collection'      
Potato 'Beginners Collection'         
Potato 'Allotment Favourites
Collection'
         
Potato Exhibitor Collection         
Potato 'Multi Minis Collection'       
Potato 'Blight Dodgers
Collection'
      
Potato 'Favourite Earlies
Collection B'
      
Potato 'Patio Planter
Collection'
         
Potato 'Heritage Collection'        

See below for our full list of Second Early potato varieties:

Second Early Potatoes General
Purpose 
  Chips    Wedges    Baked    Boiled    Mashed    Steamed    Roasted    Salad   New
Potato 
Potato 'Kestrel' (Exhibitor Grade)         
Potato 'Ratte'       
Potato 'Maxine' Exhibitor Grade         
Potato 'British Queen'        
Potato 'Marfona'      
Potato 'Charlotte'       
Potato 'Maris Peer'       
Potato 'Yukon Gold'       
Potato 'Nadine' Exhibitor Grade         
Potato 'Kestrel'         
Potato 'International Kidney'      
Potato 'Aura'       
Potato 'Melody'       
Potato 'Novella'      
Potato 'Saxon'     
Potato 'Bonnie'      
Potato 'Nicola'      
Potato 'Edzell Blue'      
Potato 'Milva'        
Potato 'Wilja'       
Potato 'Gemson' NEW       
Potato 'Bambino' NEW        
Potato 'Sherine' NEW        
Potato Salad Collection       
Gourmet Potato Collection     
Potato 'Beginners Collection'         
Potato 'Allotment Favourites Collection'         
Potato Exhibitor Collection      
Potato Patio Planters Collection         
Potato 'Heritage Collection'

See below for our full list of Maincrop potato varieties:

Maincrop Potatoes General
Purpose 
  Chips    Wedges    Baked    Boiled    Mashed    Steamed    Roasted    Salad   New
Potato 
Potato 'Amour' NEW         
Potato 'Arran Victory'       
Potato 'Belle de Fontenay'       
Potato 'Bikini' NEW      
Potato 'Blue Danube'       
Potato 'Cara'        
Potato 'Chicago'     
Potato 'Desiree'       
Potato 'Golden Wonder'     
Potato 'Harlequin'        
Potato 'Highland Burgundy Red'     
Potato 'Infinity'     
Potato 'Kerr's Pink'     
Potato 'Kifli'       
Potato 'King Edward'        
Potato 'Lady Balfour'        
Potato 'Manitou'       
Potato 'Maris Piper'        
Potato 'Markies'     
Potato 'Mayan Gold'     
Potato 'Pentland Crown'         
Potato 'Picasso'        
Potato 'Pink Fir Apple'      
Potato 'Record'     
Potato 'Remarka'      
Potato 'Rubesse'         
Potato 'Sante'      
Potato 'Salad Blue'     
Potato 'Sarpo Axona'      
Potato 'Sarpo Gwyn'       
Potato 'Sarpo Mira'      
Potato 'Sarpo Una'   
Potato 'Sarpo Collection'      
Potato 'Setanta'      
Potato 'Sarpo Shona'          
Potato 'Stemster'      
Potato 'Valor'         
Potato 'Heritage Collection'    
Gourmet Potato Collection       
Potato 'Beginners Collection'         
Potato 'Allotment Favourites Collection'        

Step 3: Plant up your potato tubers

The next step is to decide whether you are going to plant your potato tubers in bags or in the ground. If you have plenty of space in your garden for a vegetable plot, or you are lucky enough to own an allotment, then you should probably grow yours in the ground. Click here to view our 'how to' guide for growing potatoes in the ground.

On the other hand, if you do not have much room in your garden, or you have no garden at all, you can grow potatoes in grow bags, patio planters or containers on your patio, balcony or simply tucked away in an unused corner of your garden. Click here to view our 'how to' guide for growing potatoes in bags and containers.


Step 4: Enjoy your delicious home-grown potatoes

Nothing is more satisfying than the fresh flavour of newly dug potatoes lifted straight from your own garden, and after weeks of caring for your potato plants you can now enjoy your yummy potato crop! Not only have you reduced your 'food miles' but you know exactly what has gone into growing them.

Potatoes can be very healthy, providing you don't cook them in fat! They are also a good source of vitamins C, B6, B1 and fibre (particularly the skins!). For more information on healthy eating, click here.


Offer of the Week





Seed varieties from 69p!





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Sue Sanderson

Written by: Sue Sanderson

Plants and gardens have always been a big part of my life. I can remember helping my Dad to prick out seedlings, even before I could see over the top of the potting bench. As an adult, I trained at Writtle College where I received my degree, BSc. (Hons) Horticulture. After working in a specialist plantsman's nursery, and later, as a consulting arboriculturalist, I joined Thompson & Morgan in 2008. Initially looking after the grounds and coordinating the plant trials, I now support the web team offering horticultural advice online.