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Arran Pilot First Early Seed Potatoes


A high yielding and excellent tasting First Early Seed Potato.



Arran Pilot Seed Potatoes are a traditional choice as a salad and new potato and have been around for almost a century.

Ideal as a mashed potato too, Arran Pilot Seed Potatoes provide an early white, high yielding crop which can be harvested between June and July.

  • Ideal for salads, mashing, boiling and roasting
  • British grown Seed Potatoes
  • A traditional choice for gardeners

Planting Guide:

We recommend planting 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 causes them to turn green and poisonous. Keep potatoes well watered during warm weather.

Harvesting Guide:

When ready 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 use in the kitchen.