Below are the varieties of seed potato you can order for delivery in February 2019. £3.50 per 2.5kg bag unless otherwise indicated.
Orders can only be made and paid for in the Trading Shed.
Order deadline Sunday 16th September.
There will also be a limited range of seed potatoes to buy loose from the Trading Shed in 2019
Arran Pilot: white skin colour, very early, good flavour
Duke of York: yellow flesh, roasts well, tasty, old fashioned flavour
Epicure: High yielding with deep eyes. Floury and tasty. White skin
Foremost: russet skin, good scab resistance
Lady Christl: waxy yellow tubers, good scab resistance (3.75)
Homeguard: very early, good boiler, good scab resistance
Maris Bard: high yield, white skin
Organic Collen: high disease and pest resistance, white tuber, early potato (3.75)
Pentland Javelin: eelworm and scab resistant, good boiler
Red Duke of York: deep red, vigorous grower
Rocket: Boiling, salads and chipping.
Swift: very early
Winston: early, good drought resistance
British Queen: good flavour
Catriona: blue/purple eye splashes
Estima: big yields of large yellow, waxy tubers
Kestral: blue eyes, good disease resistance
Marfona: high yielding, waxy baker, stores well
Maris Peer: popular, firm texture, lots of round white tubers.
Nadine: Good disease resistance, big crops that store well, white, waxy
Spunta: original Cyprus potato, good for salads, drought resistant (£3.75)
Wilja: High yield of uniform white tubers
Cara: Red eyes with high yields, disease resistant
Desiree: popular red, vigorous, fairly waxy
King Edward: In spite of its ready availability commercially, still one of the best all-rounders
Keers Pink: tall robust plant, crops well over long season, fine grained, pink
Maris Piper: good chipper
Majestic: stores well
Picasso: massive yields, good keeper
Pentland Crown: robust, drought resistant, disease resistant
Sarpo Mira: high resistance to foliar blight (£3.75)
Record: good disease resistance, perfect for roasting & frying
Charlotte: reliable, high yielding, waxy light yellow tubers
Anya: A cross between Desiree and Pink Fir Apple (2kg net)
Pink Fir Apple: long, knobbly pink tubers (£3.75)
Nicola: yellow, waxy
International kidney: also known as ‘the Jersey Royals’ when grown in Jersey.
Jazzy: small waxy potato, nutty flavour, high yield (2kg net).
We take your feedback seriously!
Many thanks to tenants who alerted the Trading Shed to issues with two products; JAB Stable Manure and New Horizon peat free compost. This information was relayed back to the manufacturer and we now have some feedback. The issue of small pieces of plastic found in some bags of the manure was the result of recycled green waste being inadvertently added to the mix. The manufacturer was less specific regards the issue with the New Horizon compost; some tenants experienced seedlings and plants in pots simply not flourishing when grown in this compost. The fact that the manufacturer is working on a new formula suggests this was a known issue.
If you have still to report similar feedback please email the Trading Shed on the address below.
As part of the compensation, we will be getting free of charge, bags of the reformulated New Horizon peat free compost. If you would like to reserve a bag to try and then provide feedback to the Trading Shed, send an email to;
The Trading Shed is managed by the Site Committee with many additional volunteers. It is located in the yard at the Montenotte Road end of the site and sells a wide range of items at low prices including seeds, composts, manure, trugs, canes, fertilisers, soil improvers, netting, ground cover and fleece. Proceeds from sales support site activities.