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First Early Seed Potatoes

Potatoes Available to Order From Mid- December onwards for delivery from mid-January Onwards.

Why not delay your Potato Order!

​Do you struggle to hold your seed potatoes in a good condition until the weather is right for planting?? With SimplySeed you are now able to order your Seed Potatoes for delivery ASAP, or on ordering request for delivery in February or March. Keep your potatoes in our temperature controlled cold store rather than struggling with them at home, and we'll deliver them at a week specified by you.

NOTE: We will hold all your order - if you want packet seeds earlier, then please place 2 separate orders. 

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Vegetable Planters / Potato Bags
Vegetable Planters / Potato Bags
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Arran Pilot Potato Seed
Arran Pilot Potato Seed
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Casablanca Potato Seed
Casablanca Potato Seed
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Duke of York Potato Seed
Duke of York Potato Seed
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Foremost Potato Seed
Foremost Potato Seed
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Pentland Javelin Potato Grow Kit
Pentland Javelin Potato Grow Kit

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  • 3 x Seed Potatoes
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Pentland Javelin Potato Seeds
Pentland Javelin Potato Seeds
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Premiere Seed Potatoes
Premiere Seed Potatoes
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Red Duke of York Potato Seed
Red Duke of York Potato Seed
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Rocket Potato Seed
Rocket Potato Seed
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Swift Potato Seed
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First Early Potato Seeds

First early potatoes, better known as “New Potatoes” are an extremely popular and versatile vegetable that are so eagerly awaited as the first potatoes of the year, and take between 10 - 12 weeks from planting to harvest.. 

First earlies, so called because they are planted early and are the quickest to mature, are generally boiled whole with their light skins intact and can be served with cooked meat, fish and poultry dishes or served cold with salads. However, due to their widespread appeal, there are numerous delicious recipes for cooking and serving new potatoes, including stews, curries and many other exotic and oriental dishes.

Growing first early potatoes is relatively easy and because they have a quicker growing period than main crop potatoes, they can be grown in tubs or planters, as well as out in open ground. Growing potatoes in containers is ideal for those who have small town gardens and for those who are content with growing small potato crops. For anyone considering turning a lawn area into a vegetable plot, potatoes would be the perfect first choice as they help to break up the soil for future crops.

Generally, First Earlies can be planted from February (inside) to April and would be ready to harvest from May to July. However, this is dependant on weather conditions and is likely to vary slightly from season to season. First Early potatoes should be planted in rows, about 1ft (30cm) between tubers and 2ft (60cm) between rows.