Arran Pilot Seed Potatoes (First Early)
Quick growers with great flavour
This is one of those varieties that you want to cook as soon as you dig them up so that you can enjoy their incredible flavour. They grow quickly and are usually ready for harvest in mid June if you’ve planted in March. You should get an impressive crop of quite pale, yellow skinned tubers that are surprisingly versatile – boil, roast, mash – whatever you fancy!
Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10
Variety: Arran Pilot (First Early)
In the Kitchen: It is an excellent all-rounder to use – boil, mash, roast, chips
Delivery: We start shipping seed potatoes in February
Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Feb through to April/May. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.
Planting/Growing Advice: Potatoes need a bit of depth, you can grow them in the ground, raised bed or in a deep planter. These should be planted in spring. If you receive them in Feb/Mar, it is best to chit them before planting out in late March/April. If received in April/May you can plant straight away without chitting.
For earlies we recommend planting 30cm apart with 40-50cm between rows and for second earlies and main crops we recommend around 40cm apart with 75cm between rows.
When to harvest: Earlies are usually ready when the flowers open and Maincrops are ready when the leaves have died. Look for these telltale signs to know when your spuds are ready, and then doublecheck by carefully scraping away the earth with your hand or a trowel to see that they’re a good size for harvesting.
*Transplants suitable for organic growing.