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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
Organic – Heritage variety
Best kitchen uses: BAKE – BOIL – CHIP – MASH -SALAD