Potato Sharpes' Express (First Early Seed Potato)
First grown way back in 1901 and because of its superb traditional flavour, still popular with many today - we are delighted to have it back in our range where it belongs! Pear shaped with bright white flesh and a smooth skin; its floury texture lends itself to creating the perfect roast spud. Also a great variety boiled or steamed whole in their skins for a perfect ‘new potato’ flavour - superb hot with butter or cold with salads.
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.