Potato Duke of York (First Early Seed Potato)

SKU: 56149

1.5kg Pack

Despatch Within 5-7 days

Solanum tuberosum

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A long running heritage variety, highly regarded since its establishment in 1891. Duke of York was a traditional favourite for many. Not available to us for several years, it is now back in our range where it firmly belongs! Much valued for its waxy pale-yellow tubers that have a super-rich flavour, also try leaving a few roots to develop into a quality general purpose option. A classic first early, ideal to boil straight from harvest - perfect for new potatoes with a spring of mint.

A number of the seed potato varieties in our range are classic heritage varieties that have been favourites of ours for many years – some we’ve kept in the range since way back in 1908 when D.T. Brown was first established in 1908!
Some heritage varieties have been steadily gaining in popularity with our customers in recent years – and we believe there are good reasons for them making such a comeback or remaining so popular. Heritage varieties have unbeatable flavours and reliability of course….and many gardeners like the fact that there’s a story behind the varieties they grow.

Potatoes are one of the most rewarding vegetables to grow. There’s the nurturing process of chitting, planting and earthing-up, the anticipation of a good harvest as you dig through the soil and, of course, the unbeatable taste of fresh, home-grown, potatoes.

All potatoes (except for maincrops) will benefit from ‘chitting’ prior to planting out. The chitting process encourages the seed to sprout, which then when planted, helps them to establish more readily, leading to bigger crops. Simply place them, blunt end up, in an old egg box until the shoots are approximately 1½ to 2½cm (½ to 1in).

Potatoes are delivered in 1.5kg bags, each pack containing approx. 15-20 tubers.

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