|We have over 80 varieties of Seed Potatoes!|
Potato House have Organic, Heritage, Sarpo, Ark Of Taste, RHS Award of Garden Merit ranges among others! Some potatoes are in more than one family. We can help you pick the perfect potatoes to grow.
|Are you asking “Which potato should I grow?” We know the choice can be overwhelming. The last newsletter looked at the different maturities, which is one of the most common ways of picking which potato to grow. Let’s now look at some different ranges and introduce you to our potato families.|
|Our range of speciality and heritage seed potatoes is quite incredible; we are helping to bring some varieties back from extinction such as Lumpers, Red King Edward and Salad Blue. |
Many Heritage Seed Potatoes are already low in stock, so make sure you buy now to avoid disappointment.
Each year we try to extend the range as many people want to experiment with these older varieties and they are seeing something of a resurgence in the press and in restaurants. Only small areas of many of these older varieties are grown. The definition of a heritage variety is one that was bred prior to 1950. They have been around for a while and the reason is generally the taste – the yield may not be as good as modern varieties and may be prone to diseases, but are certainly worth a try.
We are delighted that our Delayed Delivery service is so popular and if you pick a date in the spring, you can be assured that your order is kept in cold storage and will reach you in optimum condition. If you buy seed potatoes in March from a shop, they are bagged up in December/January and so are beginning to get shrivelled and starting to sprout.
Ark Of Taste is a continuation of our Heritage Seed Potatoes range with many overlaps.
We only grow these varieties in small quantities and they can sell out quickly.
The Ark of Taste is a key international project of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity. It aims to catalogue and promote quality products from around the world that are rooted in culture, history and tradition and that are in danger of disappearing. We are proud to have these potatoes in our repertoire and are working with the Ark of Taste to have more of our varieties listed.
Remember our prices include delivery and you can pick a delivery date to suit you in the spring. https://www.potatohouse.co.uk/product-category/all-potatoes/