Potato 'Arran Pilot'

Solanum tuberosum

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The most perfect salad or new potato

Good resistance to scab

A traditional favourite

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An established favourite with gardeners! First class yields of medium sized tubers with white skin and firm waxy texture which is delicious when boiled. An excellent flavoured first early crop, particularly when cooked straight from the ground. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

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2kg (approx 16-28 potato tubers) (72297)
1kg (approx 8-14 potato tubers) (72298)

Plant first early potato crops from the end of February. Avoid planting in soil where potatoes have grown for two years in succession as this will increase the risk of disease. Prior to planting, set the seed potatoes out in a cool, bright position (10°C) to allow them to sprout. This process is called 'chitting'.Prepare the planting area in a sheltered position in full sun on moist well drained soil. Dig in plenty of well rotted manure. Plant potatoes in rows at spacing of 30cm (12"). Rows should be set out 60cm (2') apart. Place the seed potatoes into 10cm (4") deep trenches and backfill the soil to refill the trenches. If risk of frost threatens, protect emerging shoots by drawing some soil over the top of them. Where space is limited, try growing Arran Pilot potatoes in potato bags on the patio. When shoots reach 20cm (8"), mound up soil around the shoots leaving just a few cm showing. Repeat this process after a further 3 weeks.
If risk of frost threatens, protect emerging shoots by drawing some soil over the top of them. Where space is limited, try growing Arran Pilot potatoes in potato bags on the patio. When shoots reach 20cm (8"), mound up soil around the shoots leaving just a few cm showing. Repeat this process after a further 3 weeks. During the growing season, weed between rows and keep plants well watered during hot periods. First early crops can be harvested 10 weeks from planting when the foliage begins to turn yellow and die back.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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