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Potato 'Setanta'Solanum tuberosum

3 Options from £4.99

5 Reviews

Voted the best red-skinned roasties in T&M's taste test

Delicious crispy skins and buttery flesh

Shows resistance to blight

1kg (16-18 potato tubers) £4.99 Out of Stock
2kg (32-36 potato tubers) £7.99 Out of Stock
4kg (64-72 potato tubers) £12.99 Out of Stock
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews


With the ever popular variety 'Rooster' as one of its parent lines, Potato 'Setanta' has a characteristically high dry matter - perfect for roasting, baking and chipping! This late maincrop variety triumphed over other varieties in our own taste tests. Potato 'Setanta' produces impressive yields of shallow-eyed, oval, red-skinned tubers with medium-yellow flesh. This superb potato has a reputation for being drought tolerant and free of pests and diseases, making it an ideal choice for the organic home gardener. 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

Press release: Potato Setanta is voted 'Best Roastie'

Kitchen Garden


Full sun

60cm (23.6in)

60cm (23.6in)

1kg (16-18 Potato Tubers) (T72340)
2kg (32-36 Potato Tubers) (T72339)
4kg (64-72 Potato Tubers) (T72386P)

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. Maincrop varieties can be harvested approximately 20 weeks from planting when the foliage begins to turn yellow and die back.

Plant maincrop potatoes from March. 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 maincrop 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 45cm (18"). Rows should be set out 75cm (2', 6") 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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Wireworm 2016-09-16

This year (2016) I grew 3 types, Harlequin, Pentland Javelin and Setanta, the latter was the only one affected by wire worm around 50% had several holes. The yeild was very poor compared to the others.

T&M replied on 2016-09-17: Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. if you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at, one of our agents will be able to advise once we know more about where you live and your garden conditions. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Blight resistant, Hurrah. 2015-01-21

When everyone's potatoes on our allotments succumbed to blight my Setantas survived (I garden organically too). Taste and texture were great too. Delighted.

T&M replied on 2015-01-22: Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your comments. I hope we can continue to be of service.

Quality 2014-11-21

Easy to grow in bags. Strong and healthy. Excellent boiled or roasted. Will grow again.

T&M replied on 2014-11-21: Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your comments. I hope we can continue to be of service.

Yum 2014-08-18

These potaoes are delicious. I agree with the other review that they make the best roast and baked potatoes. I got over 1.5 kg of potatoes from just one plant yesterday and they still have a couple of weeks before the main harvest :D They have earned a permanent place in our garden.

T&M replied on 2014-08-19: Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

Superb. 2013-04-09

We've grown these in the ground and in bags this summer and we're just enjoying the delicious crop. So far we've had brilliant roast potatoes, crispy outside, floury and tender centre, and crunchy skinned baked potatoes. The average size is approximately the size of a tennis ball. Recommended if like us, you prefer floury to waxy textured spuds. We'll certainly be growing these again!