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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 '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 '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 '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
    • 5 potato tubers

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

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £12.99

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
    • 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
    • 40 potato tubers

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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    •  
    • £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

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

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    •  
    • £12.99

Potato 'Lady Christl'

Solanum tuberosum

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 January 2016
    •  
    • £3.99
    • 20 potato tubers

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    •  
    • £12.99

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
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    • £12.99
    • 60 potato tubers - 10 of each variety

    • Despatch:
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    • £12.99
    • Out of stock
    • 120 potato tubers - 20 of each variety

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

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
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    • £5.99
    • 60 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £12.99

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'Ð 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

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    • £14.99
    • Out of stock

Potato Patio Planter Collection

Solanum tuberosum

 Customer Rating

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").

  • Pack comprises:
  • 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, but won't disintegrate 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
    • 3 potato patio planters + 15 potato tubers - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch:
    • SAVE £8.97  
    • £23.96 £14.99
    • Out of stock

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
    • 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
    • 60 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
    •  
    • £12.99

Potato 'Golden Nugget'

Solanum tuberosum

First early.

Double the yield of regular baby new potatoes! Potato 'Golden Nugget' produces high yields of short, yellow-skinned tubers with creamy flesh and very shallow eyes. 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:
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    • £3.99
    • Out of stock