Sharpe’s Express Seed Potatoes are a Lincolnshire born and bred new potato, introduced over a century ago.
Created by Charles Sharpe of Sleaford in 1900, Sharpe’s Express Seed Potatoes are well known for their excellent new potato taste. They can be harvested between June and July and can be enjoyed best hot or cold.
A personal favourite of British gardener Percy Thrower.
- Ideal for salads, mashing, boiling and roasting
- British grown Seed Potatoes
- Awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit
We recommend planting First Early potato tubers, such as Sharpe’s Express, 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.