Pentland Javelin Seed Potatoes – First Early Variety
Good flavour, and seems less popular with slugs
This variety is full of flavour. It is usually ready to harvest in late June after planting in March, and produces waxy tubers with yellow flesh. There’s no scientific basis for the argument that this variety tends to be less damaged by slugs, but if you do find your potatoes are normally slug-damaged, Pentland Javelin may be worth a try! They are good cut and boiled for salads, but you can use them for roasting and mashing as well.
Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10
Variety: Pentland Javelin (First Early)
In the Kitchen: A good variety for boiling and treating as new potatoes
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.