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Potato Summer Trio

Solanum tuberosum

Tender Tuber

What is Tender Tuber?

A trio of the most reliable and popular second earlies

Versatile kitchen use for mash roasties or salads

Less susceptible to blight and superb flavour

A trio of the most reliable and popular second earlies

Versatile kitchen use for mash roasties or salads

Less susceptible to blight and superb flavour

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This reliable and versatile potato trio will meet all your kitchen needs, whether you’re looking to boil, mash or roast! These three popular second-early varieties will be ready for harvesting from mid-July onwards, but can also be left in the ground for a few weeks to allow you to enjoy fresh spuds for longer. Look no further for a bumper crop this summer!

Potato Summer Trio comprises 1kg of each of the following varieties:

  • Potato ‘Nicola’ (1kg) – high yields of smooth, oval tubers with a waxy yellow flesh, ideal for boiling and salads. Good disease resistance and stores well.
  • Potato ‘Charlotte’ (1kg) – an RHS award-winning, supermarket-quality variety producing pear-shaped tubers with excellent flavour and a waxy, creamy yellow flesh.
  • Potato ‘Maris Peer’ (1kg) – a restaurant favourite, with first class flavour and firm, creamy yellow flesh that doesn’t disintegrate when cooked. Has the added bonus of lightly fragrant pretty purple flowers.

Height and spread for all varieties: 60cm (24").

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

Tender Tuber

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Harvest Months


3 x 1kg (KC9663)

Second cropping potatoes do not require 'chitting' and should be planted as soon as they are received. When planting late potatoes in bags, 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 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.


When growing second cropping potatoes in the ground avoid planting in soil where potatoes have grown for two years in succession as this will increase 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 spacing of 45cm (18"). Rows should be set out 75cm (2’, 6") 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.

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. Tubers can be harvested as required, with the others being left in the ground. 'Ping-pong ball' sized tubers can be harvested approximately 10 to 11 weeks after planting, or harvested 13 weeks from planting when the foliage begins to turn yellow and die back. After harvesting, store potatoes in a cool, dark frost-free position until you are ready to use them.

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 £5.99.

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.

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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