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Duke of York – first early seed potato

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Everyone loves nostalgia but this lovely potato isn’t just a bit of history it also yields tasty pale yellow spuds with a super rich flavour ideal for boiling, roasting or steaming.

This heritage potato was bred in 1891 and is low growing so ideal for windy gardens. Perfect as new potatoes but if left will also yield a good general spud.

Prefers sun-partial shade and a fertile, well-drained soil. Harvest early to mid June. Before planting, allow the seed potatoes to ‘chit’ or sprout by putting them out in a cool, temperature of around 10°C, but bright room.

When growing in the ground avoid planting in an area where potatoes have grown for two years previously to reduce the risk of disease. Remember to mark your rows with labels.

Plant out in March–April. Later plantings will be fine but yield may be smaller. First early crops can be harvested around 10-12 weeks from planting when the foliage begins to turn yellow and dies back. 

Seed potatoes are usually available from January until May. Outside this period they can be pre-ordered for the next time they are in-stock. Potatoes ordered this year for delivery next year will be charged at this year’s prices. So get ahead and save money too by pre-ordering your seed potatoes. As soon as your seed potatoes become available they will be dispatched so you ought to be able to receive them at the very start of the season.

If you’re new to growing your own potatoes then check out our easy to use blog guide for details including a glossary of terms. We only supply certified Scottish seed potatoes ensuring crop quality.

£1.80 per kg. 

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