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Pack of 1kg potato tubers

  • enough for a 12ft row,
  • or 3-4 potato planters.

Seed Potatoes are available to now available to order.

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Foremost Potato Seeds.

Foremost potato seeds were first added to the national variety list in 1954, and was at the time called Suttons Foremost. They became a big hit with gardeners who liked its good flavour and resistance to disintegration when boiling.

Foremost gives average sized yields and disease resistance, so thus this variety never took off commercially, and now seeds are only grown for the garden trade in the UK

Foremost potato seeds were awarded the RHS award of garden merit in the past, so well worth a try.

Year of Breeding 1954
Maturity First Early
General Comments Tried and tested early scraper. Probably better known as Sutton's Foremost.
Cooking Comments Good flavoured early scraper. Firm with little discolouration.
Tuber Short to oval in shape with white skin and waxy white flesh.
Blight Resistance Moderate
Scab Resistance Fairly High
Roasting / Frying
General Purpose
Boiling / Salad
Eelworm (PCN) Resistance Susceptible
Yearly Average Bag Counts
Count per bag depends on the previous growing season and size of the tuber grade out, below we list the average number across a count of 10 bags of this variety.
2017: 15

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Brilliant potato
Sunday, 27 December 2015  |  Peter

I've grown this variety for over 30 years. I was introduced to it by my father and in my opinion it's got the best flavour & quality of all the early varieties.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013  |  David

I grew this variety last year and had a reasonable yield (especially given the sodden year) which had a really good flavour and, to my surprise, have also kept exceptionally well in sacks over winter. Still eating them now in January as their taste boiled is superior to the maincrop that we use for mashing and roasting!

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