Maincrop

Seed Potatoes are available to order now for delivery in February. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

Maincrop Potatoes are normally ready to harvest in September when the foliage starts to turn yellow.

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  • Caledonian Rose Seed Potatoes (Maincrop)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    An excellent cropper with high yields

    A very versatile, easy to grow variety, with wonderful flavour and texture – good for mashing, roasting and chipping. Attractive, bright red skin and pale, yellow flesh. Expect high yields of large potatoes that should store well when harvested in September.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Caledonian Rose

    In the kitchen: A real all-rounder in the kitchen making great roasties, mash and chips.

    Delivery: We start shipping seed potatoes in February

     

  • Cara Seed Potatoes (Maincrop)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    Good blight resistance
    Cara produces a good sized potato, with pink patches around the ‘eyes’ on the skin. It’s best quality is its blight-resistance – if you have grown maincrop potatoes before and been disappointed to lose your crop to blight, then this is a good choice for you. Usually ready to harvest in September.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Cara

    In the kitchen: We like this variety for roasting and chipping

    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.

  • Java Seed Potatoes (Maincrop)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    A fantastic potato with excellent blight resistance!
    Java is a fantastic potato to grow: it is very versatile in the kitchen, perfect for roasting, chipping or baking, and it has good blight resistance which is ideal for growing in the UK. As a maincrop variety, you can expect to harvest in August/September, and they store well.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Java

    In the kitchen: A real all-rounder in the kitchen making great roasters, bakers and chips.

    Delivery: We start shipping seed potatoes in February

     

  • Kerrs Pink Seed Potatoes (Maincrop)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    A great variety for storing
    If you’re keen to grow lots of potatoes and store some to keep you going until Christmas, then this variety is a good shout, although you may need to order two packs to see you through all the way until December! They have a pale pink tint to the skin and around the ‘eyes’ and dry flesh (hence they store well). They are usually ready to harvest in September.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Kerr’s

    In the kitchen: It is excellent for roasting, mashing and for making 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.

  • King Edward Seed Potatoes (Maincrop)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    For the best roasties!
    This is a relatively late cropping variety, that is usually ready to harvest in September/October. It is one of the more popular varieties to grow, largely because of the flavour – it is just great for roast potatoes, and for mash. If your plot is prone to eelworm and blight, you may find the tubers fall victim, but otherwise it is a great variety for home growing.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: King Edward

    In the kitchen: It is excellent for roasting, mashing and for making 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.

  • Setanta Seed Potatoes (Organic/Maincrop)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    A fantastic potato to grow!
    Setanta is a new Irish variety of potato with the ever-popular Rooster as one of its parent lines. It has a fairly high resistance to blight which makes it a particularly popular maincrop choice (maincrop potatoes tend to be in the ground at around the time blight normally hits, in late summer, whilst earlies have often been harvested already.) Yields are good with red skinned tubers with creamy yellow flesh.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Setanta (organic)

    In the kitchen: It is excellent for roasting, baking and for making 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.

  • Pink Fir Apple Seed Potatoes (Salad)

    £4.99
    (10 Tubers)

    These tubers are long, narrow and famously knobbly.
    This peculiar shaped potato was originally imported into Britain over 160 years ago. It was kept solely by enthusiasts for decades because of its exceptional flavour. It’s a great salad potato, with very waxy texture and quite nutty in flavour. It really is knobbly, and we often grow it in large planters of compost as then the potatoes are easier and quicker to wash. A maincrop variety, they are usually ready to harvest in September.

    Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

    Variety: Pink Fir Apple

    In the kitchen: These are best boiled and used in salads. You can also parboil and roast.

    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.