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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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Potatoes for Planters Collection

Solanum tuberosum

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").

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  • 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.


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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    • 15 potato tubers - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £8.99

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

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    • 5 potato tubers

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    • £3.49
    • 20 potato tubers

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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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    • £2.49
    • 5 potato tubers + 5 black growing bags

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    • £6.99
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • 60 potato tubers

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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

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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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Potato 'Ulster Sceptre' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

 

First early

This was John Clarke's most successful variety. Like the other 'Ulster' still available, it is best eaten early and fresh. The yield of waxy tubers is high, even by present standards.

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

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