Thursday, 22 October 2009

Time to order your seed potatoes from the shop

We have an amazing list of seed potatoes for you to choose from.  If you want to choose from the full list or be sure that we have in the varieties you want we need you to place an order as soon as possible.  We will still have some seed potatoes for any member to walk up and buy in the spring but this will be a much more limited range, basically the best sellers, and even then we have been known to sell out.  So, if you want to be sure to get exactly the variety you want in the quantities you want, you need to order now.

Order deadline: As soon as possible, but definitely before Monday November 26th

Order process: 
  • For the potatoes marked in red, you can order in kilos (1 kg or more) 
  • For the potatoes not marked in red, you can order in 2.5kg nets (however if you have a particular request for a smaller amount of one of these varieties not marked in red please let us know as another member might like to split a bag)
  • e-mail your order to or tell  the shop staff during normal opening hours, that is Saturday 13-30hrs to 15-30hrs and Sunday 10-00hrs to 13-00hrs.
  • We don't know exact prices yet, they vary according to how much we order.  With only a couple of exceptions, namely, Epicure & Ulster Prince, we expect prices to be similar to last year.  The ones we buy in bulk (ie the ones marked in red) are likely to be £1-10 per kg, (except Epicure & Pink Fir Apple at £1-40 to £1-50 per kg). 
  • All other varieties are available to order in 2.5 kg nets priced around £3-50, however, if there is sufficient demand for a particular variety then this could also be purchased in bulk with a subsequent price reduction. If you do not require the full 2.5 kg, please let us know as there maybe other members who would like to split a bag.

Help choosing:
  • If you want any help choosing or recommendations please ask in the Shop.  If you just want information on what the different varieties are like we recommned the British Potato Variety Database or the Potato Council . Just follow either of these links:

Below is the full list of seed potatoes which will be available for the coming season.
First earlies:
  • Arran Pilot
  • Home Guard
  • Pentland Javelin
  • Ulster Prince
  • Ulster Sceptre
  • Sharpes Express
  • Duke of York
  • Maris Bard
  • Foremost
  • Epicure 
  • Dunluce
  • Rocket 
  • Premier
  • Winston 
  • Red Duke of York
  • Swift
  • International Kidney
  • Lady Christl
Second Earlies

  • Maris Peer
  • Catriona
  • Wilja
  • Estima
  • Nadine
  • Stroma
  • Marfona
  • Balmoral
  • Kestrel
  • Charlotte
  • Saxon
  • Nicola
  • Osprey
  • Carlingford
  • Bonnie
  • Pixie
  • British Queen

Main Crop
  • Pentland Crown
  • Pentland Dell
  • Pentland Squire
  • Majestic
  • Maris Piper
  • Desiree
  • King Edward
  • Romano
  • Cara
  • Golden Wonder
  • Stemster
  • Kerrs Pink
  • Pink Fir Apple
  • Record
  • Sante
  • Edzell Blue
  • Valor
  • Maxine
  • Navan
  • Picasso
  • Celine
  • Argos
  • Harmony
  • Markies
  • Blue Belle
  • Camelot
  • Orla
Don't forget to order as soon as possible and definitely before the 26th of November 2009.


Tom Walters (Shop Manager and Scarcroft Plotholder) and Mike Oldfield (Treasurer and Hospital Field Plotholder)

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