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First Early


First early potatoes are perfect if you want to grow small, new potatoes and should be planted from the end of February to late May. They'll be ready to harvest in about 10 weeks from the planting date. It's a good idea to 'chit' these varieties before planting - this produces long shoots from which the plants will grow. First early potatoes are ideal for growing in potato patio planters or containers.



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Potato 'Rocket'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

First early

A very early bulking and heavy cropping first early variety producing almost round, white skinned and fleshed tubers. Potato, 'Rocket' has good all round disease resistance including golden eelworm. Easy to grow and quick to produce 'baby new potatoes', Potato 'Rocket' is particular well suited to growing in containers and potato bags. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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    • 5 potato tubers

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    • £2.49
    • 5 potato tubers + 5 black growing bags

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    • £6.99
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £9.96 £2.99
    • 60 potato tubers

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    • £29.88 £7.99

Potato 'Swift'

Solanum tuberosum

First early.

Potato 'Swift' is among the fastest maturing of the first early varieties, being the quickest to produce heavy crops of round, smooth, white-fleshed baby new potatoes, and producing larger tubers than Potato 'Rocket'. Its short bushy habit makes it ideal for containers or potato bags where space is limited. Potato 'Swift also has partial double eelworm resistance. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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    • 5 potato tubers

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    • £3.99
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £15.96 £5.49

Potato 'Winston' (Exhibitor)

Solanum tuberosum

First early

Potato 'Winston' produces good yields of large tubers with even shape and size that are ideal for scooping first prize at the show bench. The creamy, moist flesh of this first early variety has an excellent flavour and does not discolour on cooking. An RHS AGM variety with good resistance to eelworm. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


For growing unmarked exhibition quality tubers we recommend using our Exhibitor Growing Bags.



Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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    • 10 exhibit grade potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £4.99

Potato 'Maris Bard'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

First early.

Smooth white skinned tubers with white flesh and a traditional new potato taste. Potato 'Maris Bard' is a very early, heavy cropping variety with good drought and common scab resistant. This popular first early variety is ideal for boiling as a salad potato. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

More info
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £5.49
    • 40 potato tubers

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    • £10.98 £8.99

Potatoes for Planters Collection

Solanum tuberosum

First early, second early.

Growing your own delicious potatoes just got even easier! Just fill the bags with compost and plant them up with the delicious first and second early potatoes supplied. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

  • Pack comprises:
  • >
  • 3 Patio Planters
  • 5 tubers each of:
  • Potato 'Rocket' - A very early bulking and heavy cropping variety producing almost round, white skinned and fleshed tubers. First early.
  • Potato 'Charlotte' - Truly sensational flavour whether eaten hot, smothered in butter, or cold in a tasty salad. Second early.
  • Potato 'Maris Peer'- Favoured by restaurants and gardeners alike. The firm creamy yellow fleshed tubers of Potato 'Maris Peer' retain their colour and have a superb flavour.


Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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    • 15 potato tubers - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £8.99

Potato 'Exhibitor Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

First early, second early, maincrop.

Superb value for the show enthusiast, this collection offers our choice of the best potato varieties for the show bench. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


For growing unmarked exhibition quality tubers we recommend using our Exhibitor Growing Bags.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Potato 'Winston' (First early) - Good yields of large tubers with even shape and size.
  • Potato 'Nadine' (Second early) - Smooth skinned, rounded tubers with shallow eyes.
  • Potato 'Kestrel' (Second early) - Attractive tubers of consistent size and shape, with smooth skins and violet eyes.
  • Potato 'Maxine' (Early maincrop) - Large, smooth, pale-red skinned tubers with white waxy flesh which remains firm on cooking.
  • Potato 'Amour' (Early maincrop) - Produces reddish pink eyes and pure white skinned round/oval tubers and cream flesh. The tubers are waxy for general purpose use.
  • Potato 'Sherine' (Second early) - A delicious boiling potato. Produces smooth shiny white skinned short oval tubers with firm, waxy cream flesh.


Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

More info
    • 60 potato tubers - 10 of each variety + 20 exhibitor bags

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    • £38.93 £19.99

Potato Patio Planter Collection

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

First early, second early.

Growing your own delicious potatoes just got even easier! Just fill the bags with compost and plant them up with the delicious first and second early potatoes supplied. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

  • Pack comprises:
  • 3 Patio Planters
  • 5 tubers each of:
  • Potato 'Rocket' - A very early bulking and heavy cropping variety producing almost round, white skinned and fleshed tubers. First early.
  • Potato 'Charlotte' - Truly sensational flavour whether eaten hot, smothered in butter, or cold in a tasty salad. Second early.
  • Potato 'Maris Peer' - Favoured by restaurants and gardeners alike. The firm creamy yellow fleshed tubers of Potato 'Maris Peer' retain their colour and have a superb flavour, but won't disintegrate on cooking.


Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

More info
    • 3 patio planters + 15 tubers - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £23.96 £14.99

Potato 'Duke of York' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

 

First early

Bred by William Sim of Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, "Dukes" quickly established themselves worldwide with a reputation for quality which survives to this day. The tubers are pale yellow, smooth and attractive. They are waxy, boiling, almost salad, potatoes at the start of their season but they quickly mature, dry matter increases and they become very versatile. Despite moans from the 'waxy' brigade about them disintegrating, they are a flavour reference as far as I am concerned.

Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

More info
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £5.49
    • 40 potato tubers

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    • £10.98 £8.99

Potato 'Accord' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

 

First early

'Accord' is fairly high yielding, disease resistant and general purpose. It is double eelworm resistant. Tuber blight resistance is higher than foliar. This is a useful variety for the gardener and a personal favourite but it is sometimes difficult to find. Some seed is grown in Scotland which tends to suggest that it is not particularly prone to the soft rots that preclude other earlies from the Continent being grown in the wetter, colder climate of the north.

Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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    • 5 potato tubers

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    • £3.99
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    • 20 potato tubers

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