Pentland Javelin Seed Potatoes are an all-round, diverse early new potato.
Known for its good disease resistance, Pentland Javelin Seed Potatoes are perfect for general kitchen use and can be harvested between June and July.
If planted later in the year, during the Summer, Pentland Javelin Seed Potatoes can be harvested from Autumn up until Christmas. Imagine lifting these delicious, creamy white potatoes on Christmas Day, from fork to fork.
- Ideal for salads, mashing, boiling and roasting
- British grown Seed Potatoes
- An all-round favourite for gardeners
We recommend planting First Early potato tubers, such as Pentland Javelin, 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.
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.