Plant First Early seed potatoes mid-late March, dependant on weather conditions. All of our Scottish seed potatoes are supplied by JBA (Jamieson Brothers of Annan) and are certified virus free.
Apply 135g/sq m (4oz per sq yard) of fertiliser to the soil before planting and gently work into the soil.
Estimated harvest time 10-12 weeks.
A long-time popular favourite, one of the best boiling spuds available. White skinned tubers with shallow eyes. Great resistance to all forms of scab.
Heritage variety Best kitchen uses: BOIL – CHIP
Very limited stock, may be available to buy ‘on the day’ in Chesterfield.
Casablanca. A new white skinned variety with shallow eyes. Brilliant exhibition variety and versatile in the kitchen too. Very early – crops in as little as 62 days! This variety is very good when grown in containers.
Best kitchen uses: BAKE – BOIL – CHIP – MASH – ROAST
Epicure. A highly sought after floury ‘new’ potato with white skin and creamy white flesh of delicious flavour. Potato ‘Epicure’ is the traditional Ayrshire potato grown in cold regions for its ability to recover from a touch of frost. Ideal for boiling or steaming.
Best kitchen uses: BOIL
Home Guard is a superior potato of excellent flavour that does not go floury like some varieties making it an excellent ‘boiled potato’. Both the skin and flesh is pure white. High yielding and with good resistance to scab, this explains why it has continued to remain one of the gardener’s favourites since WWII.
Heritage variety Best kitchen uses: BOIL – BAKE – CHIP – ROAST
International Kidney. This is the variety that is sold as ‘Jersey Royals’, but they can only be called that if grown in the magical Jersey soil! Tubers are of a kidney shape with shallow eyes and white flesh/skin.
Heritage variety Best kitchen uses: BOIL – SALAD
Lady Christl. Produces very early oval medium-sized tubers with good yields. This has a creamy to waxy flesh with a lovely flavour. Good all-round disease resistance.
Best kitchen uses: BOIL – CHIP – SALAD
NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR
Pentland Javelin. Considered one of the best First Early varieties you can grow. Javelin produces heavy crops of oval white skinned tubers with pure white tasty flesh. Good all-round disease resistance.
Heritage variety Best kitchen uses: BOIL – CHIP – SALAD
Premiere is a high yielding variety, oval-to-round in shape, with shallow eyes. They are popular due to their great all round disease and pest resistance. Premiere tubers have lemon coloured skin and flesh and is very tasty.
Best kitchen uses: BAKE – BOIL – CHIP – ROAST – SALAD
RED DUKE OF YORK
Red Duke of York. Red skinned tubers with shallow eyes and yellow flesh. Red Dukes are a dry mealy potato packed with flavour. Does not disintegrate on boiling.
Heritage variety Best kitchen uses: BAKE – BOIL – CHIP – ROAST
Rocket. A very early bulking and heavy cropping first early variety producing almost round, white skinned and fleshed tubers. Rocket has good all round disease resistance including golden eelworm. Easy to grow and quick to produce ‘baby new potatoes’ and is particular well suited to growing in containers and potato bags.
Best kitchen uses: BOIL
Sharpes Express tubers are long and oval shaped with white skins and pale, lemon-coloured flesh. Their highly dry matter makes them a great potato in the kitchen with great all-round cooking use. These seed potatoes have a fine flavour and are best suited to boiling, roasting and chipping.
Best kitchen uses: BOIL – ROAST – CHIP
Swift is considered the earliest Early variety with crops harvested well within two months. A high yielding variety that produces a round to oval white tuber with creamy flesh. A real all-rounder in the kitchen with great disease resistance. An ideal variety to grow in containers for early use.