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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 '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 'Vanessa' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

First early

'Vanessa' is very like an early 'Desiree' but the tubers tend to be smoother and more suitable for exhibition use. Even the foliage is very 'Desiree' like.

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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.

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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.


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How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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Potato 'Lady Christl'

Solanum tuberosum

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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").



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How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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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

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Potato 'Abbot'

Solanum tuberosum

First early.

This pale skinned, first early variety produces heavy yields of short, oval tubers with firm and waxy white flesh. Uniform crops of new potatoes will be ready for lifting as early as May while larger tubers can be lifted later in the season for delicious chips and summer bakers. Potato ‘Abbot’ shows good disease resistance and makes a superb choice for your first potatoes of the year. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
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