The Potato is the main source of nutrients for a balanced diet. Potatoes have everything you need – they are full of vitamins and nutrients, and best of all they are low in calories, contain no cholesterol and are naturally fat-free!Fabulous! You couldn’t ask for more! And the best thing is, they’re easy to grow – trust me, I grew several varieties last year and I struggle to remember to feed my houseplant!
The first thing to do is to decide on which variety you want to grow – First Earlies, Second Earlies or Maincrops. Harvesting your potato crop depends on when the seed was planted, the weather and on the variety of seed potatoes.
First Earlies: harvest in 65-100 days, normally June/July. When the first flowers appear on the foliage this is a sign that there are edible tubers beneath which are ready to be harvested.
Second Earlies/Salad Potatoes: harvest in 100-130 days, normally July/August.
Maincrop: harvest in 125-180 days, normally September onwards. Allow the foliage to die back, allowing the skin to set, and then harvest. These can be stored if lifted in dry conditions. Store in hessian sacks in a cool, dark, frost-free area.
Below is a list of all the varieties we currently have in-stock, all varieties are sold at £1.50 per kilo, 3 kgs for £4.00. Bulk quantites are also available, 25kg for £20
|First Earlies||Second Earlies||Maincrop|
|Accent||Balmoral||Belle de Fontenay|
|Arran Pilot||British Queen||Cara|
|Home Guard||Estima||Maris Piper|
|Maris Bard||Maris Peer||Pentland Crown|
|Pentland Javelin||Nadine||Pentland Squire|
|Red Duke of York||Ratte||Pentland Hawk|
|Sherine||Wilja||Pink Fir Apple|