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Potato Must Have Collection

Solanum tuberosum

Tender Tuber

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First Early, Second Early & Maincrop

Potato Must Have Collection is the ultimate spud-lovers selection. Providing you with potatoes from early summer onwards it includes the best loved varieties, catering for every potato taste from spring salad spuds to Christmas roast tatties. Enjoy! Height and spread: 60cm (24").

Potato Must Have Collection comprises:

  • Desiree (Maincrop) – The world’s most popular red skinned potato.
  • King Edward (Maincrop) – An absolute classic, perfect for fluffy mash and crispy roasts.
  • Charlotte– A latish first early, producing good crops of medium sized oval tubers that are waxy when young and perfect hot or cold. 
  • Maris Peer (Second Early) - Superb flavour and won’t disintegrate on cooking.
  • Pentland Javelin (First Early) - Lovely soft waxy-textured new potato with white skins and flesh.



Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the ground?Potato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags???  How to stop blight

Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Tender Tuber

kitchen garden

full sun

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Harvest Months


5kg of potatoes (1kg of each varoety) (KC2240)

Plant your seed potatoes according to their season. First Earlies from the end of February, and Second Earlies/Maincrops from March. Prior to planting, 'chit' the seed potatoes by setting them out in a cool, bright position (10C/ 50F) to allow them to sprout.

When growing potatoes in the ground avoid planting in soil where potatoes have grown for two years in succession to reduce the risk of disease. 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 a 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. 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.

Where space is limited, try growing potatoes in potato bags on the patio. Fill an 8-litre potato bag to just below the top of the bag with good quality compost mixed with some well-rotted manure. Carefully plunge a single chitted potato tuber into the compost with the shoots pointing upwards at a depth of 12cm (5") from the soil surface. Place the bags in a sunny position and water regularly to keep the compost moist.

Weed between rows and keep potato plants well watered throughout the growing season. If the risk of frost threatens, draw some soil up around the stems to protect them, or move potato bags to a frost free position in a shed or greenhouse. First early varieties can be harvested approximately 10 weeks from planting when the foliage begins to turn yellow and die back. Second earlies will be ready 13 weeks from planting and maincrop varieties after 20 weeks.

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 £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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