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Seed potatoes – mark two

The seed potatoes that the association is offering for sale (details here) are even better value than they first appeared to be.

We mistakenly said they were £2.50 per 2kg bag but in fact they are just £2. Apologies for the error.

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Seed Potatoes

Here’s a chance for you to buy your seed potatoes for next year at a bargain price.

The association plans to bulk buy the seed potatoes in 20kg sacks and sell them on to members in multiples of 2kg. Nine varieties will be on offer at a cost of just £2 for a 2kg bag.

The varieties we are offering are:

First Earlies  

Casablanca – a white-skinned potato with a creamy flesh. Each plant produces a good crop of tubers. They are good for boiling and steaming.

Duke of York – renowned for its excellent flavour. It is good for boiling and general use.

Pentland Javelin – a very popular early with oval, white-fleshed tubers and a great flavour. It has low blight resistance but high resistance to both scab and eelworm. It is a good for boiling, salad and general use.

Second Earlies

Kestrel – an exhibition quality, high-yielding, very tasty potato. It produces long, oval tubers with white flesh. It has high blight resistance, moderate scab resistance and is also slug resistant. There is no discolouration when cooked. It is suitable for chips, baking and general purpose.

Charlotte – probably the best salad potato available. It produces a good crop of flavoursome long, oval, pale yellow tubers. It has high resistance to both blight and scab. It is good for boiling and, in particular, for salad use.

Marfona  – produces a good crop of large tubers which store well. It is suitable for a wide range of soils. It is good for baking, boiling and general use.

Main Crop

Sarpo Mira  – an excellent all-rounder. A very vigorous grower, it produces a huge crop of tasty, floury potatoes.

Cara – a high-yielding, good general purpose potato.

King Edward – a good general purpose potato of excellent cooking and eating quality.

If you want to buy any of these seed potatoes, please place your order with Terry Johnson (plot 18 Allotment plot map) by November 1. You must pay Terry when you place your order.  The minimum order is 2kg of any one variety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stocking up

Here’s a reminder of what the committee has in stock for members to buy:

Chicken pellets – 20kg bag for £8.50

8ft bamboo canes – 40p each

Blood, fish and bone meal – 1kg bag for £1

All proceeds go into the association’s funds.

If you want to buy any of the above, talk to Terry Johnson, plot 18.

 

For sale/wanted/giveaways

If you are a plot holder who has any allotment-related items you want to sell, or if you are in search of a shed or greenhouse or any other equipment or plants please get in touch so your item can feature on this website.

By the same token, if you have any unwanted piece of equipment, seedlings, bushes, etc, on your site that you are willing to give away to another plot holder, don’t just dump them by the shed in the main car park. Instead, please get in touch with us by emailing pearlygran@yahoo.co.uk