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For those who buy personally at our Garden Centre shop we sell most of the seed potatoes varieites loose enabling the customer to purchase the exact quantity needed at a very good price. The following varieties are only available in 2Kg bags: Anya, Apache, Isle of Jura, Jazzy, Osprey, Rooster and Vivaldi. For items sold loose we have 25Kg sacks available, please contact us for prices and availability.

We sell seed potatoes mail order between January and early April. We will be accepting orders for delivery in January 2017 from October 2016.

Seed Potatoes - First Earlies

Arran Pilot
Casablanca
Dunluce
Epicure
Foremost
Home Guard
Lady Christl
Marfona
Maris Bard
Pentland Javelin
Red Duke of York
Rocket
Swift
Winston

Seed Potatoes - Second Earlies

Anya
Apache
Blue Kestrel
Charlotte
Estima
International Kidney
Jazzy
Kestrel
Maris Peer
Nadine
Nicola
Osprey
Ratte
Saxon
Shetland Black
Vivaldi
Wilja

Seed Potatoes - Main Crop

Belle de Fontenay
Blue Belle
Cara
Desiree
Isle of Jura
King Edward
Majestic
Manitou
Maris Piper
Maxine
Pentland Crown
Picasso
Pink Fir Apple
Rooster
Sante
Sarpo Mira
Setanta
Valor

Fertilisers and Potato Tubs

Organic Potato Fertilisers

Potato Tubs/Bags

 

Seed potatoes grown in a bag

 

New

New varieties this year:

Anya
Apache
Isle of Jura
Jazzy
Manitou
Marfona
Osprey
Ratte
Rooster
Shetland Black
Vivaldi

POTATOES - A QUICK GUIDE

Planting

We recommend that you buy seed potatoes in January or February. The best size to buy is between 1 to 2 oz. However, the yield is not greatly affected by the size of potato planted, and all sizes offered by us, including the smallest, will give good results.

If you buy the potatoes before the recommended planting time, set them out in trays (containing 1 inch / 2.5cm of dry peat if preferred) with the end of the potato with most eyes at the top, and keep in a cool, light, frost-free position until it is time to plant. Alternatively you can buy potatoes at planting time and plant them straight away (after knocking off any long white shoots) but this will reduce the yield and give a later crop, especially for earlies.

Recommended planting times:

EARLIES from late March, 12 inches (30cm) between potatoes, 24 inches (60cm) between rows and 5 inches (13cm) deep.

MAINCROP from Mid-April, 15 inches (38cm) between potatoes, 30 inches (76cm) between rows and 5 inches (13cm) deep.

Cover with soil and make a low ridge.

Care

Protect shoots from frost if necessary by covering with a protective material such as dry straw. When plant is approximately 6 inches (15cm) high, draw loose soil up against stems to approximately 5 inches (13cm) high. Increase the height of the ridge by a further inch or two (3-5cm) when the plant has grown sufficiently. Water in dry weather.

Harvesting

FIRST EARLIES: June-July
SECOND EARLIES: July-August

When flowers are fully open, examine potatoes. They will be ready when they are the size of a hen's eggs. To lift, insert fork well away from plant and ensure all tubers are lifted from soil.

MAIN CROP: August-October

Cut off foliage when it has turned brown and wait 10 days, then lift as above. To store, leave to dry for a few hours and place in boxes or bags in a dark frost free room.

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