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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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    • £3.49
    • 5 potato tubers + 5 black growing bags

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    • £6.99
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £13.96 £5.99
    • 60 potato tubers

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    • £41.88 £12.99

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
    • 5 potato tubers

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    • £3.99
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £15.96 £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

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    • £9.99
    • 60 potato tubers

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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
    • 5 potato tubers

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    • £3.99
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • SAVE £9.97  
    • £15.96 £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

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    • £9.99
    • 60 potato tubers

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    • SAVE £34.89  
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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 'Pink Fir Apple' (Late Maincrop) - Long, knobbly, pink skinned tubers with butter yellow, waxy flesh, and a distinctive nutty flavour.
  • 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
    • 60 potato tubers - 10 of each variety

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    • £12.99
    • 120 potato tubers - 20 of each variety

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    • £32.94 £19.99

Potato 'Sharpe's Express' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

First early

This garden classic was produced by Charles Sharpe of Sleaford. He was a major miller, merchant and seedsman in the town and may not have been personally responsible for his company's varieties. 'Express' has high dry matter, very good flavour and cooks well although boiling requires care. It was TV gardener, Percy Thrower's favourite. Yield and disease resistance are poor but some of Scotland's leading growers used to certify a small patch to keep the variety going for their own family use.

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 February 2016
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    • £3.99
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
    • SAVE £9.97  
    • £15.96 £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
    •  
    • £9.99
    • 60 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
    • SAVE £34.89  
    • £47.88 £12.99

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

More info
    • 5 potato tubers

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    • Out of stock
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £15.96 £5.49
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