Potato Apache (Maincrop Albert Bartlett Seed Potato)
A very striking potato! Small and round with a warm red skin dotted with cream with a lovely smooth texture. Scrubbed and cooked whole, Apache makes a delicious change from traditional roast potatoes. The contrasting colours stay bright if blanched before roasting whole in their skins, giving an excellent, almost sweet, buttery, chestnut flavour.
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.
Ratings & Reviews
As an amateur …
by Moya Berry
As an amateur gardener I grew these delicious Apache potatoes last year. We harvested a really good crop. We really enjoyed eating them and even when they matured into big 'old' potatoes they made delicious mash.