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Seed Potatoes

Potatoes are one of our staple foods and so easy to grow, even if you don't have a garden. Who doesn't love the first potatoes of the season just with butter and mint. They are grouped into First Earlies, Second Earlies and Main Crop. First Earlies are ready first and are the ones in the supermarket which are usually the most expensive so if you don't have a garden and are growing in containers I would go for these. Second Earlies crop inbetween First and Mains, finally we have Main Crop which are usually the heaviest croppers and usually better grown in the ground as they are fairly cheap to buy but that's no reason not to try.  Always buy seed potatoes from a reputable supplier, don't just use potatoes from the supermarket. There are masses of varieties to choose from; varieties specially for salads, chipping, roasting, mashing and baking so think about what you want from your spuds. Start with some well-rotted farmyard manure, add soil or compost, place the seed potato, cover with more soil and as it grows keep adding more soil until just the tops are visible. Click here to read the blog explaining how to grow potatoes. 

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Picasso produces huge yields of uniform, waxy fleshed oval tubers with rosy pink eyes in September. Perfect for boiling and mashing. Good all year round pest, disease and drought resistance. Highly recommended. More Information...
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Swift is one of the fastest maturing seed potatoes, and has been known to produce a good crop in as little as eight weeks from planting. Swift is easy to grow and will produce the quickest crop of new potatoes. Swift has a very short foliage and a bushy More Information...
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Mozart seed potatoes are a maincrop variety. They produce potatoes with red skin and yellow flesh and eyes. They have a good resistance to disease and always produce a high yielding crop. Mozart are recommended where eelworm or slugs are a problem. Perfec More Information...
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Markies have excellent cooking and frying qualities to match Maris Piper but they have the advantage of better blight resistance and overall higher disease resistance. High tolerance to drought stress. If you fancy a change from Maris Piper, but still wan More Information...
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Premiere is the perfect early variety for making chips and roast potatoes, and one that is endorsed and used by McCain. An appropriate name for this delicious variety with a waxy, creamy texture. Expect a huge yield of oval, pale gold and thin-skinned pot More Information...
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Marfona is very popular with gardeners due to its reliable nature and excellent flavour. A great all-rounder in the kitchen, cooking qualities are excellent and the potatoes are full of flavour - delicious hot or cold. The plant is of medium height and id More Information...
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British Queen are one of Ireland's favourite varieties of potato, due to their high dry matter and great flavour! Grown all over and loved by all, tubers are oval in shape with white skin and white flesh. British Queen are a dry and floury potato, and con More Information...
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Pentland Javelin seed potatoes were bred back in 1968 and have, for many years, been considered one of the finest first earlies that you can grow. Pentland Javelin produces heavy crops of short, oval, white skinned tubers with pure white, tasty flesh. Gre More Information...
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Manitou is a medium to late, red skinned table variety with a light yellow flesh colour. The oval long tubers are large and have shallow eyes. Numbers of tubers are moderate, and of a regular size. They are medium firm to cook with good dry matter content More Information...
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Swift are hailed as one of the earliest croppers; it is claimed that you can be dishing these potatoes up in as little as 7 weeks after you plant them. They produce a high yield of white-skinned, oval potatoes that have a creamy coloured flesh that is ide More Information...
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Pink Fur Apple is a knobbly beauty with a memorable taste which has been kept going by enthusiasts since its introduction in the 1850s. Potato Pink Fir Apple is a classic salad variety and in the top ten for flavour, best cooked in its skin and enjoyed ho More Information...
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Orla is a good all round, modern variety with a couple of qualities which make it stand out from the crowd. It produces a good crop of first early potatoes which can be left in the ground to be harvested as second earlies and even as early maincrops. This More Information...
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Maris Piper is one of the best known and popular potato varieties on sale, with more Maris Piper grown across the UK than any other variety. It is also a great favourite with fish and chip shops because it is so reliable, its high dry matter makes it an e More Information...
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Desiree is a striking red-skinned main crop potato originally bred in the Netherlands. It is a favourite with allotment growers due to its resistance to drought. It is a versatile, fairly waxy variety which is firm and holds its shape and useful for all m More Information...
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Home Guard is a traditional favourite, introduced during the Second World War. It's one of the earliest cropping potato varieties, producing good yields of even, round potatoes. It's best eaten early in the summer so is ideal for boiling and salads. More Information...
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Maris Bard is a heavy cropping potato that produces delicious white skinned and white fleshed tubers. Hailed as one of the best and most reliable, it's semi-dry flesh makes it ideal for frying, or boiling as a salad potato. More Information...
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Kestrel is a fairly recent introduction which is fast becoming a household favourite due to its flavour. A second early which has smooth skin with blue eyes and is ideal for baking, chipping and boiling. It is a high yielding variety and has good resistan More Information...
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Arran Pilot potatoes are superb when eaten fresh from the ground, a top quality first early variety. For amateur gardeners looking for a tasty first early variety it has been a top choice for many, many years. Taste is delicious when harvested and served More Information...
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Maris Piper is one of the best known and popular potato varieties on sale, with more Maris Piper grown across the UK than any other variety. It is also a great favourite with fish and chip shops because it is so reliable, its high dry matter makes it an e More Information...
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Carolus is an attractive potato with a distinct red eye. This is a gardener friendly variety with resistance to both foliage and tuber blight, making it ideal for growing on allotments and those who prefer to grow organically. Matures as a maincrop and ha More Information...
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Charlotte is now the most popular salad potato in the UK and produces excellent crops of shallow-eyed, long-oval tubers. The tubers will grow 50% bigger than other salad varieties if allowed, and have a firm yellow waxy flesh that make it a superb salad p More Information...
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Blue Danube is an early main crop potato which is truly beautiful to grow in the garden. It has medium foliage-blight resistance and good tuber-blight resistance. It also has good resistance to a number of viruses. Growers experimenting with this variety More Information...
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Cara gives heavy yields of smooth skinned, round tubers with shallow red eyes, and is a strong favourite with allotment growers. It is ideal for baking and plants have good resistance to eelworm, virus and blight. More Information...
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Gemson produces lots of small firm potatoes with that have always performed well in tasting tests. Bred for, and best grown and lifted as a 'new' potato and for salads, they perform well in bags or in the allotment. Tubers have a slightly waxy texture and More Information...
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Maris Peer are a wonderful growing potato. They are perfectly suited for patio growing. Tuber-wise they have nice firm creamy flesh which holds up well after cooking. The flavour is very good and is preferred by many top chefs. When harvested a little ear More Information...
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Salad Blue Seed Potatoes hail from Scotland, as far back as the 1900's. Second early, but despite the name it is not a salad type potato. The skin and flesh are a strong, deep blue colour and it retains its colour when cooked, making it a wonderful additi More Information...
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Charlotte is now the most popular salad potato in the UK and produces excellent crops of shallow-eyed, long-oval tubers. The tubers will grow 50% bigger than other salad varieties if allowed, and have a firm yellow waxy flesh that make it a superb salad p More Information...
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Arran Pilot potatoes are superb when eaten fresh from the ground, a top quality first early variety. For amateur gardeners looking for a tasty first early variety it has been a top choice for many, many years. Taste is delicious when harvested and served More Information...
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Desiree is a striking red-skinned main crop potato originally bred in the Netherlands. It is a favourite with allotment growers due to its resistance to drought. It is a versatile, fairly waxy variety which is firm and holds its shape and useful for all m More Information...
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Blue Danube is an early main crop potato which is truly beautiful to grow in the garden. It has medium foliage-blight resistance and good tuber-blight resistance. It also has good resistance to a number of viruses. Growers experimenting with this variety More Information...
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Sarpo Una is unlike the rest of the Sarpo family. Una is a second early. Ready to harvest as early as mid-June onwards, it is an ideal variety for potato sacks and pots. This waxy, delicately flavoured variety works perfectly as a salad potato hot or cold More Information...
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Winston is a white skinned new potato with a very tasty, firm and creamy flesh. If left to mature and when the skins are set, Winston makes a fantastic baking potato. Prized on the exhibition bench and shows good all-round disease resistance. More Information...
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Foremost is one of the earliest first earlies. Gardeners love it as it produces decent yields early in the season, with a nice flavour and some disease resistance to boot. White skin and white flesh, with a short to oval shape. More Information...
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Sharpe's Express potatoes are true heritage potatoes, having been going strong since 1901. They are early to bulk up and offer a superb flavour. The slightly lemon coloured flesh is firm, so unless you harvest them all as new potatoes, will produce some e More Information...
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Kerr's Pink is a favourite in Ireland due to its lovely taste and dry and floury nature – perfect for mashing! Tubers are normally short and oval with slightly deep eyes, creamy flesh, and should can be eaten simply in their beautiful pink skins. The fl More Information...
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Golden Wonder are long and oval with a thick russet skin. They cook floury and dry with an intensely rich, tasty, traditional potato flavour which also improves with storage. Golden Wonder are a late maturing maincrop and therefore should be planted as ea More Information...
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