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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 '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 'Pink Fir Apple' (late maincrop) - Long, knobbly, pink skinned tubers with butter yellow, waxy flesh, and a distinctive nutty flavour.
  • 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
    • 60 potato tubers - 10 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 120 potato tubers - 20 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £13.99  
    • £33.98 £19.99

Potato 'Abbot'

Solanum tuberosum

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
    • 5 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £4.49
    • 5 potato tubers + 5 black growing bags

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £14.97  
    • £17.96 £2.99

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
    • 5 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £2.99
    • 5 potato tubers + 5 black growing bags

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £6.99
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £4.99
    • 60 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £12.99

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 March 2015
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    • £3.99
    • 20 potato tubers

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £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 'Sante' (Early maincrop) - Probably the most pest and disease resistant variety, growing well in all soils.
  • Potato 'Cara' (Late maincrop) - Creamy skin and striking bright red eyes.
  • Potato 'Lady Balfour' (Early maincrop) - A reliable variety with excellent disease resistance.
  • 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
    • 60 potato tubers - 10 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 120 potato tubers - 20 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £14.95  
    • £34.94 £19.99

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 March 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of March 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

More info
    • 5 potato tubers

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £9.97  
    • £15.96 £5.99

Potato 'Beginners Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

First early, second early, maincrop.

Our choice of reliable, easy to grow varieties for both the beginner and the enthusiast. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


Please note: This collection CANNOT be sent to Northern Ireland or Eire.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Potato 'Rocket' (First Early) - Almost round, white skinned and fleshed tubers.
  • Potato 'Pentland Javelin' (First Early) - Waxy-textured tubers with white skins and flesh that is ideal for boiling as a salad or new potato.
  • Potato 'Lady Christl' (First Early) - Very early, smooth oval, pale yellow skinned tubers with creamy flesh that remains firm on cooking.
  • Potato 'Kestrel' (Second Early) - Producing tubers of consistent size and shape, with attractive, smooth skins and violet eyes.
  • Potato 'Desiree' (Early Maincrop) - The world's most popular red potato, with pale yellow, firm waxy flesh.
  • Potato 'Cara' (Late Maincrop) - Creamy skin and striking bright red eyes.


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 March 2015
    •  
    • £16.99
    • 120 potato tubers - 20 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £13.95  
    • £33.94 £19.99

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 March 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99

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 exhibit grade potato tubers - 10 of each variety + 20 exhibitor bags

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • SAVE £18.94  
    • £38.93 £19.99

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 March 2015
    •  
    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    •  
    • £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 March 2015
    •  
    • £5.99