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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 'Popular First Earlies 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

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    • 60 potato tubers - 10 of each variety

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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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    • 5 potato tubers

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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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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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Potato 'Favourite Earlies Collection B'

Solanum tuberosum

First early.

Grow this first early favourites collection for your first taste of the season of delicious 'new potatoes'. Suitable for growing in the vegetable plot or in potato bags on the patio. Height and spread: 60cm (24”).

  • Collection comprises the following varieties:
  • Potato 'Arran Pilot'– A traditional favourite with white flesh, a firm waxy texture and a pleasing flavour.
  • Potato 'Casablanca' - Produces a tasty crop of attractive, smooth white tubers that are perfect for boiling.
  • Potato 'Foremost' - Ever popular as a new potato with slightly waxy firm white flesh of good flavour which does not disintegrate or discolour 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:
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    • £14.99
    • Out of stock
    • 120 potato tubers - 20 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
    • SAVE £7.95  
    • £27.94 £19.99