Arran Pilot First Early Seed Potatoes

A 2kg bag of high yielding and excellent tasting Arran Pilot First Early Seed Potatoes. 2kg bag contains 16-28 tubers.


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EAN: 5035714000010 | MPN: 691111B

Arran Pilot Seed Potatoes are a ‘Heritage Potato’ variety that remain a traditional favourite producing high yields of cream skinned, long oval tubers with a firm but waxy white flesh.

With an excellent taste, this variety is best when eaten straight from harvesting and is ideal for boiling, mashing, salads and sautéing.

How to Plant

Plant First Early potato tubers, such as Arran Pilot, outside from March onwards, 10cm deep and 20cm apart in a line. Leave at least 30cm between lines to allow growing space.

Prior to planting, encourage Seed Potatoes to sprout by placing them on a cool, bright windowsill for 4-6 weeks. This process is known as ‘chitting’ and will help prepare the potato tuber for going in the ground.

Once planted, ‘earth up’ the potatoes by drawing the soil up around new shoots to protect them from frost damage and prolong the growing time. Earthing up also protects developing potatoes from sunlight which can cause them to turn green and poisonous. Keep planted potatoes well watered during warm weather.

How to Harvest

Planted first early potatoes will be ready to harvest in June and July or approximately 10-12 weeks after they were planted. To harvest, cut back haulms (plant stalks) to ground level before gently lifting the plant up with a garden fork.

Carefully remove the potatoes from the plant and wash well before using in the kitchen.


  • Pack size: 2kg (16-28 tubers)
  • When to plant: March, April
  • When to harvest: June, July
  • Planting depth: 10cm/4″
  • Bulb spacing: 20cm/8″
  • Soil type: Moist but well-drained
  • Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Sunlight: Full shade, Partial shade
  • Hardiness: Tolerant of low temperatures but will not survive being frozen
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