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Second Early


Second early potatoes should be planted up from March to late May and the small, new potatoes will be ready to harvest in approximately 13 weeks. They will benefit from 'chitting'before planting and can be grown either in the ground or in potato patio planters.



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Potato 'Melody'

Solanum tuberosum

Second early.

Potato 'Melody' produces good yields of superb quality, smooth, yellow-skinned tubers with appealing pale yellow flesh that store well over a long period. This versatile second early variety has a dry texture that makes it perfect as a general use potato for roasting, mashing and baking. It can also be harvested later as an early maincrop if larger tubers are required. This reliable variety has good resistance to Golden Eelworm, Common Scab, and Tuber Blight. 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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £3.99
    • 20 potato tubers

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Potato 'Shetland Black'

Solanum tuberosum

Second early.

Shallow eyed tubers with dark blue to almost black skin, and pale yellow floury flesh with a distinctive purple vascular ring. Potato Shetland Black is a general purpose, Victorian second early variety for baking, roasting 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

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    • 10 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
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    • £4.99

Potato 'Saxon' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

 

Second early.

After hearing me decry modern varieties for lack of flavour, one of the promoters insisted I tried 'Saxon'. It is very pleasant and creamy. I ate my words (as well!). It is an attractive, high yielding, disease resistant, general purpose variety from PBI (now Cygnet PB). To avoid gaps, 'Saxon' needs to be planted in mild conditions. 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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    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £10.98 £5.99
    • 60 potato tubers

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    • £32.94 £12.99

Potato 'Marfona' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

 
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Second early.

Marfona is high yielding and suits a wide range of soils. It is the typical summer, waxy baker. The tubers are large, attractive and store well.

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £10.98 £5.99
    • 60 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • SAVE £19.95  
    • £32.94 £12.99

Potato 'Wilja' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

 

Second early.

In the 1970s 'Wilja' along with 'Estima' changed all the rules about growing second earlies. High yields, good appearance, good boiling qualities and easily managed foliage proved to be more important than disease resistance, white flesh and floury flavour.

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 May 2014
    • SAVE £5.49  
    • £10.98 £5.49
    • 60 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • SAVE £19.95  
    • £32.94 £12.99