Provides potatoes for the whole season
5 tasty varieties to provide potatoes for the whole season. Contains 1kg each of: Arran Pilot (First Early) - The nation's favourite garden-grown variety. Arran Pilot has been around since 1930 and has remained popular due to its excellent taste and early boiling, producing high yields of white-skinned tubers with shallow eyes. Great resistance to all forms of scab;Kestrel (Second Early) - One of the best looking potatoes which always catches the show judges eye for its purple splashed tubers! Has a wonderful old fashioned taste and is particularly good for chips and roast potatoes as it absorbs less fat. Good resistance to slug damage; Desiree (Maincrop) - Remains a firm favourite of many for its rosy skin and very finely flavoured pale yellow flesh. Tubers can become very large and slightly mis-shapen but that does not detract from this very versatile potato whether baked, roasted or boiled; Maris Piper (Maincrop) - Makes superb chips (as your local take-away will confirm) and is good too for mashing and baking. A reliable general purpose choice with good resistance to eelworm; Charlotte (Salad type) - Classic salad potato! Matures as a latish first early, producing good numbers of medium sized oval tubers with a very fine flavour. Very waxy when young and perfect hot or cold. Good blight and scab resistance. Award of Garden Merit winner.
Order Despatch: Potatoes are sent separately, in specially secure cartons, and will be despatched from December onwards, weather permitting. Please note that we monitor weather conditions daily during critical periods and do not despatch when frosty periods are forecast.
Our seed potatoes are inspected by the relevant certifying authority and that number is featured on the bag labels (within riddle size 30mm x 60mm). This eliminates over-large and very small potatoes.
IMPORTANT - Immediately upon arrival unpack your seed Potatoes and keep them in trays in a light, airy, frost free place to sprout prior to planting in March/April. Planting - depth 10cm (4"); Spacing in row - 30cm (12"); Width between rows - 60-70cm (24-28"). Soil should be well-worked and rich in humus (farm-yard manure or garden compost). Earth up two to three times as the top grows, to avoid green tubers. Feed with a balanced fertiliser and always keep your potatoes watered well during dry periods to ensure a good crop. In PATIO CONTAINERS/GROW BAGS: Try Lady Christl, Winston or most early varieties. We recommend one tuber to a 20 litre pot. In grow bags, reduce length by a third to give more depth and plant 2 tubers to a bag. If growing this way, the compost will need to be well watered. If any potatoes come to the surface, cover with more compost or black plastic to prevent the tubers turning green.
Immediately upon arrival, unpack your seed potatoes and keep them in trays in a light, airy, frost-free place to sprout prior to planting from February to early May depending on variety.
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All Dobies of Devon products should reach you in perfect condition, just as they left us. If you are dissatisfied in any way with their condition on arrival, please let us know within 14 days. We are only liable for the cost of the goods as quoted on the website plus the cost of delivery if the goods are faulty.