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Duke of York First Early Seed Potatoes (2kg bag)

EAN: 5015882242023 | MPN: VAC406


A classic First Early heritage variety dating back over a century.

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Duke of York Seed Potatoes are a well flavoured, white heritage variety.

Dating back to 1891, Duke of York Seed Potatoes can be harvested between June and July and are best for boiling straightaway as a new potato, although they are also good for general use too if left to store first.

  • 2kg bag of Duke of York Seed Potatoes (approximately 20 tubers)
  • British grown Seed Potatoes
  • A heritage variety

Planting Guide:

We recommend planting First Early potato tubers, such as Duke of York, 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.