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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 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 January 2015
    • SAVE £8.97  
    • £23.96 £14.99

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

More info
    • 10 exhibit grade potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    •  
    • £4.99

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
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    •  
    • £5.49
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    • SAVE £1.99  
    • £10.98 £8.99

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
    •  
    • £5.49
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    • SAVE £1.99  
    • £10.98 £8.99

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
    •  
    • £5.49

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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    •  
    • £5.49
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    • SAVE £1.99  
    • £10.98 £8.99

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
    •  
    • £5.49
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    • SAVE £1.99  
    • £10.98 £8.99

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
    •  
    • £5.49
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    • SAVE £1.99  
    • £10.98 £8.99

Potato 'Lady Christl'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

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
    • 5 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    •  
    • £3.49
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    •  
    • £4.99
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    • SAVE £22.93  
    • £31.92 £8.99

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

More info
    • 5 potato tubers

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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    • SAVE £10.47  
    • £15.96 £5.49

Potato 'Blight Dodgers Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

First early.

Grow this first early "blight dodgers" collection for your first potatoes of the year - ready to lift before blight becomes a problem! Suitable for growing in the vegetable plot or in potato bags on the patio. Height and spread: 60cm (24”).

  • Collection comprises 10 seed potatoes each of (clockwise from top left):
  • Potato 'Arran Pilot'– A traditional favourite with white flesh, a firm waxy texture and a pleasing flavour.
  • Potato 'Foremost'- An RHS AGM variety with slightly waxy, firm white flesh.
  • Potato 'Lady Christl' - Very early, smooth oval, pale yellow skinned tubers with creamy flesh that remains firm on cooking.
  • Potato 'Red Duke of York' - Oval red tubers with moist yellow flesh of superb flavour. A good all rounder and excellent for roasting.<
  • Potato 'Rocket' - Almost round, white skinned and fleshed tubers.
  • Potato 'Pentland Javelin'- A lovely white, waxy fleshed potato that is ideal for boiling as a new or salad potato.


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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    •  
    • £14.99
    • 120 potato tubers - 20 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    • SAVE £14.94  
    • £34.93 £19.99

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

More info
    • 5 potato tubers

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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    •  
    • £5.49