Seed Potatoes - 2017

Available from January to March

On purchasing seed potatoes, place in trays and keep in a frost-free and light position, this will encourage the tubers to sprout or ‘chit’. Try not to damage the sprouts when planting. They may however be planted directly into the ground foregoing ‘chitting’.

FIRST EARLY

PLANTING TIME: Late March. SPACING: 30cm (12”) between potatoes, 60cm (24”) between rows, 15cm (6”) deep. HARVEST: June or July. 


           
     
                         
ACCORD       ARRAN PILOT
      DUKE OF YORK
      FOREMOST
                         

Short, oval tubers, birght, creamy-white skin and waxy, tasty flesh. Shallow eyes. High yielding.

     

Kidney shaped, none mealy, firm white flesh, heavy cropper. Use for boiling and chipping.

      Kidney shaped, fine flavour, mealy, yellow flesh. Salad, boiling, baking and chipping.
      Round in shape, white skin, white flesh. Use for salads, boiling and baking.
                         

     
     
      sharpes express
                         
LADY CRISTAL       MARIS BARD       ROCKET       SHARPES EXPRESS
                         
Medium size, yellow skinned with is creamy to waxy with good taste. Use for boiling and chipping.       Oval-shaped, good flavour, waxy white flesh, best when ‘chitted’. Salad, boiling and baking.      

Medium-sized, white flesh, waxy and soft. Use for salads and boiling.

 

 

 

Heritage variety. Long oval tubers, white skins and pale-lemon flesh. 

SECOND EARLY

PLANTING TIME: Mid-April. SPACING: Same as first early. HARVEST: July or August.

       
             
CHARLOTTE
   
DIVAA
   
ESTIMA
             

Creamy flesh. Easy to grow. Good all rounder. Stores well. Ideal for salads. 

   

Very versatile, good yields of very bright tubers with very white skin and flesh. Make excellent French Fries.

   

 Light yellow skin, light yellow flesh. Firm, moist texture. Ideal for boiling, wedges and baking.

             

   
   
             
KESTREL
   
NADINE
    NICOLA
             

Oval-shaped with ‘blue eyes’, yellow flesh. Use for boiling, baking, roasting, mashing and chipping.

   

Cream skin, cream flesh. Firm, waxy texture. Suitable for boiling, wedges & roasting, excellent for mash.

   

Long oval tubers with waxy texture. Wonderful when boiled, also good for salads and mashing.


MAIN CROP

PLANTING TIME: late April. SPACING: 38cm (15”) between potatoes, 75cm (30”) between rows, 15cm (6”) deep. HARVEST: September-October.

           
                   
DESIREE     INTERNATIONAL KIDNEY     KING EDWARD     MANITOU
                   
High yielding. Pale, yellow and waxy flesh. Good all round cooking qualities.     Kidney-shaped, shallow eyes, white flesh and skin. Ideal for salads and boiling.     Kidney-shaped, cream flesh, slightly mealy. Good for all uses.     Red skins with light yellow flesh. Excellent eating quality.
                   
           
                   
MARIS PIPER     PICASSO     PINK FIR APPLE     PINK GYPSY
                   
Oval shaped, pale yellow, slightly mealy flesh. Good cropper.      Round to oval in shape, white, smooth skin and pink eyes. Popular variety. Good for all uses.     Long, irregular tubers, pink skin, yellow flesh, waxy texture and good flavour. Great for salads.     Attractive white and pink skins. Delicious flavour and fluffy texture. Ideal for jacket, mash and roasties.
                   

   
   
   
                   

    RECORD
    SETANTA
   
                   

    Popular variety for making chips and crisps. Dry, mealy texture with yellow coloured flesh. Great for all uses.
    Smooth red skins with yellow flesh. Oval and shallow eyes. Blight resistant.
   
                   

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information given both on this list and on our labels.  However, some details may vary according to special or geographical circumstances.

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