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Potato 'Abbot'Solanum tuberosum

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1kg (16-18 potato tubers) £5.99 Out of Stock
2kg (32-36 potato tubers) £8.99 Out of Stock
1kg (16-18 potato tubers) + 5 growing bags £8.99 Out of Stock
4kg (64-72 potato tubers) £14.99 Out of Stock
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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").

Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the ground Potato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags How to stop blight

Patio, Kitchen Garden


Full sun

60cm (23.6in)

60cm (23.6in)

1kg (16-18 Potato Tubers) (T72294)
2kg (32-36 Potato Tubers) (T72293)
1kg (16-18 Potato Tubers) + 5 Growing Bags (T72356P)
4kg (64-72 Potato Tubers) (T72355P)

Harvest Months

Weed between rows and keep potato plants well watered throughout the growing season. If the risk of frost threatens, draw some soil up around the stems to protect them, or move potato bags to a frost free position in a shed or greenhouse. Second early crops can be harvested approximately 13 weeks from planting when the foliage begins to turn yellow and die back.

Plant first early potato crops from the end of February. Prior to planting, 'chit' the seed potatoes by setting them out in a cool, bright position (10C/ 50F) to allow them to sprout.

When growing first early potatoes in the ground avoid planting in soil where potatoes have grown for two years in succession to reduce the risk of disease. Prepare the planting area in a sheltered position in full sun on moist well drained soil. Dig in plenty of well rotted manure. Plant potatoes in rows at a spacing of 30cm (12"). Rows should be set out 60cm (2') apart. Place the seed potatoes into 10cm (4") deep trenches and backfill the soil to refill the trenches. When shoots reach 20cm (8"), mound up soil around the shoots leaving just a few cm showing. Repeat this process after a further 3 weeks.

Where space is limited, try growing potatoes in potato bags on the patio. Fill an 8 litre potato bag to just below the top of the bag with good quality compost mixed with some well rotted manure. Carefully plunge a single chitted potato tuber into the compost with the shoots pointing upwards at a depth of 12cm (5") from the soil surface. Place the bags in a sunny position and water regularly to keep the compost moist.


Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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A great choice 2015-12-09

Best variety for me this year. Grown in 8 litre bags and gave a good yield of smooth, blemish free potatoes. Top of the shopping list for next season!

T&M replied on 2015-09-14: Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am glad to hear that you have been happy with the results. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

well pleased 2015-08-15

never grown these ones before, never even considered them, but they came as part of a joblot from t &m, so i read the info and as i was running out of space i planted them in a really heavy clay area, where my return rate is poor due to slugs, well i was gobsmacked by the quantity and quality of the yield, good size for baking or chipping and untouched by slugs even though they were about, i would consider these above kestrel for earlys next year

T&M replied on 2015-08-16: Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful review. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.