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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 Patio Planter Collection

Solanum tuberosum

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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

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    • 3 potato patio planters + 15 potato tubers - 5 of each variety

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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

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    • 5 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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    • 5 potato tubers

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    • 20 potato tubers

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Potato 'Duke of York' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

First early

Bred by William Sim of Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, "Dukes" quickly established themselves worldwide with a reputation for quality which survives to this day. The tubers are pale yellow, smooth and attractive. They are waxy, boiling, almost salad, potatoes at the start of their season but they quickly mature, dry matter increases and they become very versatile. Despite moans from the 'waxy' brigade about them disintegrating, they are a flavour reference as far as I am concerned.

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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    • 40 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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    • 10 potato tubers

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    • 20 potato tubers

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    • 60 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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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.

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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    • 60 potato tubers

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Chelsea Potato Mixed Lucky Dip

Fantastic value - 100 potato tubers for just £4.99! A great selection of spuds to fill vegetable plots, allotments and grow bags. You won't be disappointed!

Potatoes are the ideal crop to fill newly acquired allotments or gardens. Their bushy foliage makes a great weed suppressant and the developing tubers help break down soil that hasn't been worked for a season or two - plus you get to enjoy delicious potatoes freshly dug from your plot. The taste is far superior to shop bought and rather than food miles away it's just a matter of a few feet from plot to plate.

To allow us to offer you such a good price, we can't take orders for specific varieties, but whatever we decide to send, you won't be disappointed. Image for illustration purposes only. Please note, this product is excluded from the 50% off potatoes offer.
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    • 100 mixed potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £4.99