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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 'Abbot'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

First early.

This pale skinned, first early variety produces heavy yields of short, oval tubers with firm and waxy white flesh. Uniform crops of new potatoes will be ready for lifting as early as May while larger tubers can be lifted later in the season for delicious chips and summer bakers. Potato 'Abbot' shows good disease resistance and makes a superb choice for your first potatoes of the year. 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
    • 1kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £5.99
    • 1kg of potato tubers + 5 growing bags

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £8.99
    • 2kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £8.99
    • 4kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £14.99

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

More info
    • 1kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £3.99
    • 2kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £5.99
    • 4kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £9.99

Potato 'Lady Christl'

Solanum tuberosum

First early

Quickly became a customer favourite for its good yields of very early, firm, oval, smooth, pale yellow-skinned tubers. The creamy flesh has an excellent flavour as a new potato and remains firm on cooking. This RHS AGM variety bulks up quickly as a first early, or leave it as a second early if larger tubers are required. With good disease resistance, including golden eelworm, Potato 'Lady Christl' is easy to grow and 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

More info
    • 1kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £3.99
    • 2kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £5.99
    • 4kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £9.99

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

More info
    • 1kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £3.99
    • 2kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £5.99
    • 4kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £9.99

Potato 'Customer Favourites Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

First early, second early, maincrop.

All of your favourite varieties in one fantastic collection. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


Please note: This collection CANNOT be sent to Northern Ireland or Eire.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Potato 'Arran Pilot' (First Early) - A traditional favourite with white flesh, a firm waxy texture and a pleasing flavour.
  • Potato 'Charlotte' (Second Early) - Pear shaped, yellow skinned, waxy tubers and creamy yellow flesh of first class flavour.
  • Potato 'Kestrel' (First Early) - Producing tubers of consistent size and shape, with attractive, smooth skins and violet eyes.
  • Potato 'Belle de Fontenay' (Early Maincrop) - This attractive maincrop variety produces beautiful, long, pale yellow tubers with a firm, waxy texture that is delicious boiled or steamed.
  • Potato 'Rocket' (First Early) - Possibly the earliest early available, producing large crops of attractive and uniform white-skinned and fleshed tubers for your first tasty crop of the season.
  • Potato 'Desiree' (First Early) - The World's most popular red potato! With its pale yellow, firm, waxy flesh, Desiree is extremely versatile.


Useful links:

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

More info
    • 6kg of potato tubers - 1kg of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £16.99
    • 12kg of potato tubers - 2kg of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £24.99

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
    • 1kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £3.99
    • 2kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £5.99
    • 4kg of potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £9.99

Potato 'Allotment Favourites Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

Second early, maincrop.

Grow these reliable and trusted allotment favourites for an ongoing supply of home grown potatoes. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


Please note: This collection CANNOT be sent to Northern Ireland or Eire.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Potato 'Orla' (First early) - With good foliage and tuber blight resistance, producing creamy skinned, pale yellow fleshed, round-oval tubers.
  • Potato 'Kestrel' (Second early) - Producing tubers of consistent size and shape, with attractive, smooth skins and violet eyes.
  • Potato 'Valor' (Late maincrop) - Exceptional yields of quality general purpose potatoes for all culinary uses.
  • Potato 'Cara' (Late maincrop) - Creamy skin and striking bright red eyes.
  • Potato 'King Edward' (Late maincrop) - The creamy white flesh has a light, floury texture and rarely discolours on cooking
  • Potato 'Lady Christl' (First early) - Very early, smooth oval, pale yellow skinned tubers with creamy flesh that remains firm 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
    • 6kg of potato tubers - 1kg of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £16.99
    • 12kg of potato tubers - 2kg of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £24.99

Potato 'Super Season of Spuds Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

First early, second early, maincrop

Take the hard work out of planning your potato crops with our 'Super Season of Spuds Collection'. This superb collection combines 6 popular varieties for a full season of tasty potatoes. You can even store your 'Sárpo Mira' for use right through winter. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

  • Potato 'Super Season of Spuds Collection' comprises:
  • Potato 'Abbot' (first early) - Heavy yields of short, oval tubers with firm and waxy white flesh can be lifted as early as May.
  • Potato 'Lady Christl' (first early) - Smooth oval, pale yellow skinned tubers with creamy flesh that remains firm on cooking.
  • Potato 'Jazzy' (second early) - We've been amazed by the enormous yields that this variety produced in our trials.
  • Potato 'Desiree'(early maincrop) - This well-loved maincrop potato has particularly good drought resistance.
  • Potato 'Belle de Fontenay' (early maincrop) - This attractive maincrop variety produces beautiful, long, pale yellow tubers with a firm, waxy texture that is delicious boiled or steamed.
  • Potato 'Sárpo Mira' (late maincrop) - Huge yields of tasty, floury potatoes. A real all-rounder for all culinary uses.


Useful links:

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

More info
    • 6kg of potato tubers - 1kg of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £16.99
    • 12kg of potato tubers - 2kg of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    •  
    • £24.99