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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 '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 January 2016
    • Save £18.94  
    • £38.93 £19.99

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 January 2016
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    • £16.99
    • 120 potato tubers - 20 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    • Save £13.99  
    • £33.98 £19.99

Potato 'Vales Emerald'

Solanum tuberosum

First early.

A Maris Peer/ Charlotte cross with an RHS Award of Garden Merit that is proving to be very popular. Potato 'Vales Emerald' produces generous yields of oval, cream-skinned and pale fleshed tubers. Perfect for your first potatoes of the year, and a simply delicious 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 2016
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    • £5.99

Potato 'Casablanca'

Solanum tuberosum

First early

A new first early variety producing a tasty crop of attractive, smooth white tubers that are perfect for boiling, with the larger tubers making excellent chips. With good resistance to common scab, blackleg and golden eelworm, Potato 'Casablanca' is set to become a firm favourite on the show bench and in the kitchen. 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 2016
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    • £3.99
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    •  
    • £5.99

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 2016
    •  
    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    •  
    • £9.99

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

More info
    • 5 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    •  
    • £3.99
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    •  
    • £5.99

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
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    •  
    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    •  
    • £9.99

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
    • 20 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    •  
    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    •  
    • £9.99

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

More info
    • 60 potato tubers - 10 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    •  
    • £16.99
    • 120 potato tubers - 20 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    • Save £14.95  
    • £34.94 £19.99

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 2016
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    • £4.99

Potato 'Baby New Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

First early.

This superb collection of first early potatoes will produce plenty of baby new potatoes for boiling or steaming, that can be enjoyed eaten hot or cold. Perfect for growing in patio bags where space is limited. Height and spread: 60cm (24"). Height and spread: 60cm (24").


Please note: This collection CANNOT be sent to Northern Ireland or Eire.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Potato 'Orla' - outstanding foliage and tuber blight resistance, producing creamy skinned, pale yellow fleshed, round-oval tubers.
  • Potato 'Casablanca' - tasty crop of attractive, smooth white tubers that are perfect for boiling, with the larger tubers making excellent chips.
  • Potato 'Abbot' - Produces heavy yields of uniform short-oval tubers. Thin, pale skin covers firm, waxy, white flesh.
  • Potato 'Swift' - Fast maturing to produce heavy crops of round, smooth, white-fleshed baby new potatoes.
  • Potato 'Vales Emerald' - Produces generous yields of oval, cream-skinned and pale fleshed tubers.
  • Potato 'Lady Christl' - 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
    • 30 potato tubers - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    •  
    • £12.99
    • 120 potato tubers - 20 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    • Save £16.45  
    • £36.44 £19.99

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