Christmas Seed Potatoes

Planning ahead is crucial when it comes to growing your own seed potatoes for a Christmas harvest. With proper timing and care, you can enjoy a bountiful Christmas harvest of fresh, homegrown potatoes. From planting in late summer or early autumn to carefully tending to your plants, the journey from seed potatoes to a delicious festive feast is a rewarding one. Enjoy our online assortment of Christmas seed potatoes including the Charlotte, Maris Peer and Petland Javelin.

Free delivery within 5 mile radius  |  1.5Kg = 10 potatoes/seeding  |  Harvest 13-15 weeks from planting

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Explore our range of Christmas Seed Potatoes

Whether you're an experienced gardener or just starting out, our range of three exceptional varieties is sure to impress: Charlotte Scottish Seed, Maris Peer Scottish Seed, and Pentland Javelin Seed.

Charlotte Seed Potato

The Charlotte Scottish Seed potato is renowned for its versatility and fantastic taste. With a smooth, creamy texture and a rich, nutty flavor, it is a true culinary delight. This variety is known for its firmness and excellent boiling qualities, making it an ideal choice for potato salads and side dishes. The Charlotte Scottish Seed potato also boasts a beautiful pale yellow skin and shallow eyes, adding visual appeal to your festive dishes.

What to use the Maris Peer potato for?

The Maris Peer Scottish Seed potato is a popular choice among gardeners and chefs alike. Its distinctive waxy texture and delicate, buttery taste make it perfect for roasting and boiling. This variety maintains its shape exceptionally well when cooked, making it an excellent option for dishes that require firm potatoes. The Maris Peer Scottish Seed potato features a smooth, thin skin with a pale yellow hue, adding elegance to your Christmas table.

The perfect mash with Petland Javelins

If you're seeking a potato variety that excels in both taste and versatility, look no further than the Pentland Javelin Seed potato. Known for its outstanding flavor, this variety offers a deliciously creamy texture that lends itself to a wide range of recipes. From boiling and mashing to roasting and baking, the Pentland Javelin Seed potato is a true all-rounder. Its light yellow skin and shallow eyes add charm to your festive dishes, making it an excellent choice for Christmas culinary creations.

When to plant Christmas seed potatoes?

For a Christmas harvest, it's best to start planting your seed potatoes in late summer or early autumn. The exact timing may vary depending on the climate, so it's important to consider local conditions. As a general rule, aim to plant your seed potatoes approximately 12 to 15 weeks before your desired harvest date.

Prepare the soil for a successful harvest of seed potatoes

Before planting, prepare the soil by removing any weeds or debris and ensuring it is well-drained. Potatoes thrive in loose, fertile soil, so consider adding organic matter like compost or well-rotted manure to improve the soil's structure and fertility. It's also a good idea to perform a soil test to determine if any necessary amendments, such as lime or fertilizers, are required.

How to plant seed potatoes for Christmas?

To plant your seed potatoes, create furrows or trenches in the prepared soil, spacing them around 30cm (12 inches) apart. Place the seed potatoes into the furrows with the eyes facing upwards, ensuring a gap of approximately 30-40cm (12-16 inches) between each potato. Cover the seed potatoes with soil, forming mounds or ridges about 10-15cm (4-6 inches) high.

Harvesting your Christmas potatoes

The exact harvesting time for your Christmas seed potatoes will depend on the variety and growing conditions. On average, it takes around 12 to 15 weeks from planting until harvest. As the plants start to flower and the foliage begins to yellow and die back, it's a good indication that the potatoes are nearing maturity. Gently dig up a few potatoes to check their size and maturity. If they are of the desired size and have developed a firm skin, it's time to harvest!

Buy Christmas Seed Potatoes at Horticentre

Whether you're planning a grand Christmas feast or simply enjoy growing your own produce, our high-quality seed potatoes are guaranteed to enhance your culinary experiences. Don't miss out on the opportunity to cultivate and savour these remarkable potato varieties. Visit Horticentre today or browse our webshop to secure your supply of Charlotte Scottish Seed, Maris Peer Scottish Seed, and Pentland Javelin Seed potatoes. This Christmas, let the joy of homegrown goodness fill your plates!

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