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Swift First Early Seed Potatoes

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A First Early Seed Potato ideal for an early season crop.

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Description

Swift Seed Potatoes are small in size and ideal for growing in pots and containers.

These small new potatoes serve up deliciously creamy and golden on your Summer kitchen dishes. Enjoy them hot with butter or cold with salad.

With good disease resistance too, Swift Seed Potatoes are particularly known for their early harvest between June and July.

  • Ideal for salads, boiling and roasting
  • British grown Seed Potatoes
  • Good for growing in pots and containers

Planting Guide:

We recommend planting First Early potato tubers, such as Swift, 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.