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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 'Arran Pilot'

Solanum tuberosum

First early.

A traditional favourite producing white fleshed tubers of firm waxy texture and a pleasing flavour. This first early variety is at its most wonderful straight out of the ground and into the pot for use as a salad or new potato. Potato 'Arran Pilot' also shows good resistance to scab. 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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    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £9.99

Potato 'Orla'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

First early.

Potato 'Orla' has outstanding foliage and tuber blight resistance, producing creamy skinned, pale yellow fleshed, round-oval tubers. This first early variety can also be grown as a second early and early maincrop from slightly later plantings, as tubers will bulk up well. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


Please note: Potato 'Orla' CANNOT be sent to Northern Ireland or Eire.



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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £3.99
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £15.96 £5.99

Potato 'Pentland Javelin'

Solanum tuberosum

First early

A lovely soft waxy-textured new potato with white skins and flesh that is ideal for boiling as a salad or new potato. Potato 'Pentland Javelin' bulks up slightly later than other first earlies to produce a high yield. This first early variety has good all round disease resistance, particularly to golden eelworm. 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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £9.99

Potato 'Red Duke of York'

Solanum tuberosum

  • Tasty summer baker

First early

A vigorous red sport of Potato 'Duke of York' producing larger, oval, red-skinned tubers with moist yellow flesh of superb flavour. Potato 'Red Duke of York' is a good all rounder and really excellent for roasting. This heritage first early variety also holds an RHS AGM. 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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £9.99

Potato 'Foremost'

Solanum tuberosum

First early

Ever popular as a new potato with slightly waxy firm white flesh of good flavour which does not disintegrate or discolour on cooking.Potato 'Foremost' remains ever popular as a new potato with slightly waxy, firm white flesh of excellent flavour, that doesn't disintegrate or discolour on cooking. This delicious first early variety holds an RHS AGM. 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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £5.99

Potato 'Accent'

Solanum tuberosum

First early.

A sought after RHS AGM variety which has been in short supply in recent years. Potato 'Accent' produces high yields of uniform, oval tubers with pale yellow flesh that remains firm during cooking - perfect for boiling or steaming as a salad or new potato. This waxy, first early potato also shows good resistance to Golden Eelworm and scab. 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
    • 5 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £3.99
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £5.99

Potato 'Epicure'

Solanum tuberosum

First early.

A highly sought after floury 'new' potato with white skin and creamy white flesh of delicious flavour. Potato 'Epicure' is the traditional Ayrshire potato grown in cold regions for its ability to recover from a touch of frost. Ideal for boiling or steaming. 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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £9.99

Potato 'Casablanca'

Solanum tuberosum

First early

A new first early variety producing a tasty crop of attractive, smooth white tubers that are perfect for boiling, with the larger tubers making excellent chips. With good resistance to common scab, blackleg and golden eelworm, Potato 'Casablanca' is set to become a firm favourite on the show bench and in the kitchen. 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
    • 5 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £3.99
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £5.99

Potato 'Golden Nugget'

Solanum tuberosum

First early.

Double the yield of regular baby new potatoes! Potato 'Golden Nugget' produces high yields of short, yellow-skinned tubers with creamy flesh and very shallow eyes. 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
    • 5 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £3.99
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £5.99

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

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

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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

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Potato 'Home Guard' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

First early

This was introduced by McGill & Smith of Ayr during World War II. Members of the Home Guard helped promote its use and it quickly became a commercial success because of its early yield. It is still the main early in Ireland and is still popular with gardeners. In my opinion it is an early early which is best eaten early.

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 potato tubers

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    • 60 potato tubers

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