Red Duke of York Seed Potatoes are one of the few red First Early potatoes.
A heritage variety introduced in 1942, during the Second World War, they are possibly named after King George VI.
With red skins, the creamy white flesh inside make this First Early a superb overall winner in the kitchen. Mash, bake and boil them or even roast them for a Sunday dinner. Red Duke of York Seed Potatoes can be harvested between June and July.
- 2kg bag of Red Duke of York Seed Potatoes (approximately 20 tubers)
- British grown Seed Potatoes
- A heritage variety
Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit
We recommend planting First Early potato tubers, such as Red 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.
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.