Potato Duke of York (First Early Seed Potato)
A long-running heritage variety, highly regarded since its establishment in 1891. We haven’t been able to secure stock in recent years of this wonderful variety but this year we have! A classic first early, much valued for its waxy pale-yellow tubers that have a super-rich flavour. Leave a few roots to develop into a quality general purpose option, suitable for any type of culinary endeavour! Ideal to boil straight from harvest - perfect for new potatoes with a spring of mint.
Potatoes are one of the most rewarding vegetables to grow. There’s the nurturing process of chitting, planting and earthing-up, the anticipation of a good harvest as you dig through the soil and, of course, the unbeatable taste of fresh, home-grown, potatoes.
All potatoes (except for maincrops) will benefit from ‘chitting’ prior to planting out. The chitting process encourages the seed to sprout, which then when planted, helps them to establish more readily, leading to bigger crops. Simply place them, blunt end up, in an old egg box until the shoots are approximately 1½ to 2½cm (½ to 1in).
All of our seed potatoes are certified “Safe Haven” or equivalent status. The Safe Haven Certification Scheme provides protection for the British potato industry and its customers from bacterial ring rot and other harmful organisms like brown rot and soft rots caused by Dickeya species. The scheme ensures that all seed is only grown from Safe Haven sourced seed or nuclear stock and this helps protect against any pests and diseases which affect potato and are not found in Britain. All our customers can therefore be assured of first-class quality seed potatoes for their gardens and allotments.
Potatoes are delivered in 1.5kg bags, each pack containing approx. 15-20 tubers.