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'How To Grow Potatoes'

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Mint

The ideal accompaniment to roast lamb - homemade mint sauce is hard to beat! Add to boiled new potatoes and peas, make mint jelly or garnish summer drinks. Growing mint plants is so easy and this aromatic herb plant has a multitude of…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Comfrey

Comfrey leaves can be harvested several times a season and used as a compost activator to help breakdown other compost materials. This perennial herb is also used as a mulch, and makes superb liquid manure on tomato and potatoes plants. Height: 120 (47).…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Tomato 'Brandywine' - Heritage

Tomato 'Brandywine is particularly recognisable for it's unusual leaves that resemble potato foliage. Dating back to 1885, Tomato 'Brandywine' is regarded as one of the world's finest flavoured 'beefsteaktomatoes. This exceptional variety produces heavy…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Annual

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Chives

This perennial member of the onion family is undemanding and easy to grow, returning year after year, and attracting bees and butterflies to its pretty pink blooms. Chives are an essential addition to the herb garden. Their leaves and edible…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mauve
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Tomato 'Stupice'

Tomato 'Stupice' is a cold tolerant, 'potato leavedvariety from the Czech Republic that is suitable for growing outdoors or under glass. This early ripening variety produces clusters of medium, golf ball sized, red fruits with a lovely flavour. This heavy…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Annual

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Tomato 'Tamina'

A 'potato-leaved' variety that produces excellent crops of particularly tasty, medium sized tomatoes. The rounded, rich red fruits attain average weights of 75g (2 1/2oz) and are especially well flavoured when cultivated outdoors, but can be grown in the greenhouse if…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Annual

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Potato 'Maris Peer'

Second earlyFavoured by restaurants and gardeners alike. The firm creamy yellow fleshed tubers of Potato 'Maris Peer' retain their colour and have a superb flavour, but won't disintegrate on cooking. This outstanding second early variety also boasts the most…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Allotment Favourites Collection'

First early, Second early, maincrop. Grow these reliable and trusted allotment favourites for an ongoing supply of home grown potatoes. Height and spread: 60cm (24). Please note: This collection CANNOT be sent to Northern Ireland or Eire. Collection…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Red Duke of York'

First earlyA vigorous red sport of Potato 'Duke of York' producing larger, oval, red-skinned tubers with moist yellow flesh of superb flavour. Potato 'Red Duke of York' is a good all rounder and really excellent for roasting. This heritage first early…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Charlotte'

A very popular second early salad variety producing pear shaped, yellow skinned, waxy tubers and creamy yellow flesh of first class flavour, eaten either hot or cold. Potato 'Charlotte' holds an RHS AGM and is frequently found in the supermarket. Height and…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags
  • Flower Colour: Mauve
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Valor'

Late maincrophis round to oval, white skinned and cream fleshed late maincrop, has double eelworm and blight resistance, offering a real bonus to the gardener. Potato 'Valor' produces exceptional yields of quality general purpose potatoes for…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Mauve
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Rocket'

A very early bulking and heavy cropping first early variety producing almost round, white skinned and fleshed tubers. Potato, 'Rocket' has good all round disease resistance including golden eelworm. Easy to grow and quick to produce 'baby new…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Desiree'

Early maincropThe world's most popular red potato, with pale yellow, firm waxy flesh. This well-loved maincrop potato has particularly good drought resistance. Potato 'Desiree' is versatile for all cooking purposes including roasting and baking.…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Mauve
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Epicure'

First early. A highly sought after floury 'newpotato with white skin and creamy white flesh of delicious flavour. Potato 'Epicure' is the traditional Ayrshire potato grown in cold regions for its ability to recover from a touch of frost. Ideal for…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Swift'

Potato 'Swift' is among the fastest maturing of the first early varieties, being the quickest to produce heavy crops of round, smooth, white-fleshed baby new potatoes, and producing larger tubers than Potato 'Rocket'. Its short bushy habit…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags

  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Vivaldi'

Mouth watering and creamy whether boiled, baked, mashed or roasted. Versatile Potato ?Vivaldi? is excellent for producing high yields of 'baby potatoes' or for larger tubers as a second early/early maincrop.  More Info




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Potato 'Kestrel'

Second earlyThe gardenersfavourite second early variety, producing tubers of consistent size and shape, with attractive, smooth skins and violet eyes. Potato 'Kestrel' shows good slug resistance, Golden eelworm and partial white eelworm resistance. For growing…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags
  • Flower Colour: Lilac
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Anya'

Second early. A ?Desiree? × ?Pink Fir Apple? cross with a nutty flavour, creamy flesh colour and smoother tubers than ?Pink Fir Apple?.  More Info




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Potato 'Jazzy'

Grow Jazzy for higher yields and better flavour than trusted favourite Charlotte. Boil'em, steam'em, mash'em, roast'em! There's not much you can't do with this new, mail order exclusive potato. A must-have early cropper for 2015! Jazzy is the all new small…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags

  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Cara'

MaincropOval-round, pinkish, red-eyed tubers with soft moist flesh that is excellent for baking and chipping. Maincrop potato 'Cara' has excellent disease resistance, including golden eelworm and blight, and withstands drought well. An allotment favourite! Height…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Ratte'

Second earlyA classic second early French variety which has been prized for over 70 years for its tasty tubers with a distinctive chestnut flavour. Potato 'Ratte' produces long, smooth skinned tubers with white skins and yellow, waxy flesh which does not…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags
  • Flower Colour: Mauve
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Apache'




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Potato 'Abbot'

Produces heavy yields of uniform short-oval tubers. Thin, pale skin covers firm, waxy, white flesh. Abbot will be ready for lifting alongside Rocket, for the earliest harvest. The larger tubers make excellent chips and early summer bakers Good disease resistance.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags

  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Athlete'

Only just released to the amateur gardener, Athlete was previously only available through a major supermarket during the 2012 Olympics - hence the name! You'll harvest high yields of pale yellow tubers which do not disintegrate on boiling and which maintain their…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags

  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Rooster'




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Potato 'Orla'

First earlyPotato 'Orla' has outstanding foliage and tuber blight resistance, producing creamy skinned, pale yellow fleshed, round-oval tubers. This first early variety can also be grown as a second early and early maincrop from slightly later plantings, as tubers will…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Carolus'

Early maincrop. Smooth-skinned pale yellow tubers with attractive shallow red eyes and pale yellow flesh. Carolus combines a slightly floury texture with excellent flavour. At our Capel Manor potato trials in September 2014, Carolus was voted No.1 as both a baker…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags

  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Setanta'

Setanta is perfect for roasting with its attractive, golden crisp skins and melt-in-the-mouth buttery flesh. Boasting as one of its parent lines, 'Rooster', Setanta is of late maincrop maturity, producing a high yield of medium-sized, shallow-eyed, oval red-skinned…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Lilac
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Maris Bard'

First earlySmooth white skinned tubers with white flesh and a traditional new potato taste. Potato 'Maris Bard' is a very early, heavy cropping variety with good drought and common scab resistant. This popular first early variety is ideal for boiling as a…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags
  • Flower Colour: Lilac
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Salad Blue'

MaincropPotato 'Salad Blue' is a vigorous maincrop variety that is more productive than 'Congo' with attractive blue/ purple flowers. Contrary to its name, the spectacular blue, floury flesh, of this unusual coloured potato is best suited to baking,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Maris Piper'

Early maincropThe best chipping variety available, and a versatile 'all rounder'. Potato 'Maris Piper' produces dry, floury tubers with creamy-white flesh of good flavour, that rarely discolours on cooking. This popular purple-flowered maincrop potato is…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'British Queen'

Second earlyThis RHS AGM variety is over 100 years old and still highly prized for its yield, shape, floury texture and delicious flavour. Today, Potato 'British Queen' is Ireland's favourite summer crop. The oval, white skinned, floury-fleshed tubers make…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Beginners Collection'

First early, second early, maincropOur choice of reliable, easy to grow varieties for both the beginner and the enthusiast. Height and spread: 60cm (24). Please note: This collection CANNOT be sent to Northern Ireland or Eire. Collection comprises: …  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'King Edward'

Late maincrop. Potato 'King Edward' is the classic Christmas variety and a firm favourite for roasting. The creamy white flesh has a light, floury texture and rarely discolours on cooking. A popular and well-loved late maincrop variety with good resistance to<…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: Lilac
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Belle de Fontenay'

Early maincropAn old French salad potato from the late 1800's that is esteemed for its flavour which further improves on storage. This attractive maincrop variety produces beautiful, long, pale yellow tubers with a firm, waxy texture that is delicious boiled or…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Potato 'Pentland Javelin'

First earlyA lovely soft waxy-textured new potato with white skins and flesh that is ideal for boiling as a salad or new potato. Potato 'Pentland Javelin' bulks up slightly later than other first earlies to produce a high yield. This first…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Tuber

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