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Groves Certified Potatoes 2020

Seed Spuds


It's always and exciting time of year when our seed potatoes come into stock, Christmas is over and hopefully spring is just around the corner.  We still sell our seed potatoes loose so you get a good look at what you are buying and of course you can buy as many or as few as you wish.  All of the varieties below are available in 25kg bags as well as loose.  There are literally hundreds of varieties of seed potato.  If you don't see the variety you are looking for in our list below please give us a call on 01308 422654, message us below or send an email to garden@grovesnurseries.co.uk and we will do our best to source it for you. 

1st Earlies

 Great for early cropping often making fantastic new potatoes.  These tend to be harvested in June.

Arran Pilot

£1.25p per kg

£26.99 per 25kg

The most popular garden variety in the UK. A firm early scraper with fine flavour, which does not discolour.

 

Duke of York

£1.25 per kg

£26.99 per 25kg

Duke of York has legendary flavour as a firm early scraper,but it also matures gracefully to a well flavoured, general purpose, slightly floury potato.

 

Foremost

£1.25 per kg

£26.99 per 25kg

Tried and tested early scraper. Originally known as Sutton's Foremost. Good flavoured. Firm with little discolouration when cooked. This is the epitome of British Earlies.

 

Rocket

£1.40 per kg

£28.99 per 25kg

Modern disease resistant early scraper. Very early and high yielding. Good flavoured. Fairly firm with no discolouration.

 

Swift

£1.40 per kg

£28.99 per 25kg

Modern disease resistant early scraper. Compact variety making them great for pot or container growing or for growing under glass orpolythene.

 

Maris Bard                                            £1.40 per kg                          £28.99 per 25kg

Early potato giving good crops of oval shaped tubers with white skin and shallow eyes. Good all-round cooker with some blight, scab and drought resistance. A traditional favourite for its very fine taste.

 

Winston                                                 £1.25 per kg                          £26.99 per 25kg

An early potato that quickly produces delicious potatoes of a good large baking size. Grow this for summer bakers, chips or mash. Tastes superb and is hugely prolific.

 

Pentland Javelin                                  £1.25 per kg                          £26.99 per 25kg

Produces heavy crops of short oval white skinned tubers with pure white tasty flesh.

A great potato to put into the pan and boil and use for salads. Also has a good all-round disease resistance to common scab and blackleg.

 

Colleen Organic                                   £1.60 per kg                           £30.99 per 25kg

High yielding and good all- round early potato variety. Produces oval tubers with attractive yellow skin and a light, yellow creamy flesh. This organic variety has blight resistance. Enjoy harvests in mid to late spring for potatoes perfect for boiling and steaming.



2nd Earlies

Harvest these early and you get lovely new potatoes, leave them in the ground for the skin to set and you get potatoes you can store a bit longer. Harvest July.

Estima

£1.25 per kg

£26.99 per 25kg

A very high yielding early bulking variety, which produced attractive tubers.   Pale Yellow Skin, Pale Yellow Flesh Oval Tubers. Good chipper

 

Kestrel

 £1.40 per kg

£28.99 per 25kg

 

 

Modern disease resistant potato with well above average flavour, good yields and top exhibition appearance. Slug resistant. Top flavour. Medium firm with no discolouration. Matures gracefully to be general purpose, summer chipper and baker. Flesh is white to cream. Long oval shape.

 

Marfona

 £1.40p per kg

£28.99 per 25kg

 

 

This high yielding variety produces large uniform tubers.  Good drought resistance.   Yellow skin, Pale yellow flesh, Tubers oval.

 

Wilja

£1.25 per kg

£26.99 per 25kg

Tried and tested boiling/general purpose potato. The British gardener's favourite second early. High yields of large tubers. Stays very firm when cooked with no discolouration.

 

Main Crop

These are your keepers.  Leave them in the ground for the skin to set and you can eat your own potatoes into the autumn and winter. Harvest August.
 

Cara

£1.25 per kg

£26.99 per 25kg

A popular high yielding variety which produces large attractive tubers. 

Parti-coloured skin, cream flesh, short oval tubers. Good all-round cooker especially for baking. High yield and exceptional disease resistance. The allotment choice.

 

Desiree

£1.25 per kg

£26.99 per 25kg

 

 

Tried and tested boiling/general purpose potato. The world and Britain's favourite red. Drought resistant. Firm with little discolouration. Strong flavour and suitable for a wide range of uses. The TV chef's favourite.

 

King Edward

£1.25 per kg

£26.99 per 25kg

Heritage general-purpose potato. England's best-known potato. Some say the best roaster ever. Moderately firm. Excellent flavour and texture, suitable for a wide range of uses.

 

Maris Piper

             £1.25 per kg

          £26.99 per 25kg

 

 

Tried and tested general-purpose potato. Britain's dominant field variety. Some say the best chipper ever. Excellent flavour and texture, suitable for a wide range of uses. Floury and not the easiest to boil but excels otherwise.

 

Sarpo Mira

£1.40 per kg

£28.99 per 25kg

Hungarian bred variety selected for its exceptionally high resistance to blight. Firm texture, ideal for boiling and mashing.

 

 Setanta                                                  £1.60 per kg                            £30.99 per 25kg

This red skinned variety has a dry, fluffy texture making it ideal for making delicious mash, roasts and chips. It has excellent blight resistance, in particular tuber blight resistance and yields lots of similar sized baking potatoes.  It stores well so can be enjoyed for many months after harvest.

 

Picasso

 

£1.40 per kg

 

£28.99 per 25kg

Modern disease resistant variety. Picasso has huge yields of extremely pretty tubers. Very uniform and keeps well. Mild flavour and good firm texture, suitable for a wide range of uses. Skin is white and flesh is cream. Oval in shape.

 

Markies                                                  £1.70 per kg                           £30.99 per 25kg

High-yielding and has excellent all-round resistance to disease, particularly potato viruses, which gives you piece of mind for good crops with few to no losses. A good all-rounder, suitable for baking, boiling and roasting. 




Salad

Fresh from the ground...Dig them up, wash them off and put them in the pan.  Great with nothing more than butter and maybe some mint leaves.  Nothing beats a home grown salad potato.  Ideal for growing in containers.


Charlotte

£1.25 per kg

£26.99 per 25kg

A popular salad variety with exceptional cooking qualities. Yellow Skin, Yellow Flesh, Tubers long oval.  Lovely eaten hot or cold.

 

International Kidney 

£1.40 per kg

£28.99 per 25kg

Heritage salad - a classic of English cuisine. Harvested early they are small, mild and waxy. Left to mature they become large and even floury. When grown on Jersey they are trademarked "Jersey Royals". Great hot or cold, sliced, diced or whole in early summer.

 

Pink Fir Apple

£1.60 per kg

£30.99 per 25kg

Unusual variety with a very distinctive flavour.  Excellent in winter salads.   Yellow skin, Cream flesh, Long oval tubers with a distinctive shape.  Best boiled in the skin.

 

Nicola                                                          £1.25 per kg                      £26.99 per 25kg

A smooth-skinned yellow potato with a great flavour. Perfect for boiling and salads.  



Posted by Charlie Groves

Charlie is the manager at Groves Nurseries.  He is the 6th generation of C.W. Groves to run the garden centre. 

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