JBA Seed Potatoes® Arran Pilot Seed Potatoes
First early seed potato among the best boiling potatoes available. p>Arran Pilot seed potatoes are the nation's favourite garden-grown seed potatoes. These first earlies have been around since 1930 and have remained popular due to their excellent taste. Added to their early boiling ability, Arran Pilot are great for chipping and versatile enough for baking, mashing and roasting.
First earlies are typically ready for harvesting around 13-15 weeks from planting.
Arran Pilot seed potatoes are the nation's favourite garden-grown seed potatoes. These first earlies have been around since 1930 and have remained popular due to their excellent taste. Added to their early boiling ability, Arran Pilot are great for chipping and versatile enough for baking, mashing and roasting.
Ideal soil conditions for growing potatoes are sandy loam soils which can be enriched with lots of organic matter to aid water retention and provide suitable feeding for you potatoes.
Heavy clay soils can be improved by adding sharp sand and lots of organic matter in the autumn of the year so that the new soil mixture can be exposed to frost which will help break up the soil structure and make it easier to work with.
If you are unable to get organic matter you can add compost to the area you wish to plant your potatoes in.
Each potato should be 25cm from the next, with rows spaced 60cm apart. Always make sure the eyes are facing upwards. Drills should be 15cm deep.
Water well in dry spells.
Harvest June-July. Dig up mature potatoes and store them in a cool, dry and dark location. Potatoes can be stored for several months. Tip: when harvesting, remove all foliage and small potatoes from the soil and discard, to avoid diseases on next year’s crop.
Plant as soon as possible after purchase. Keep in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place until planting. Keep free from frost.
Grown from cultivated stock.
A must buy!
I would recommend these to anyone for easy growing, if you are a first time grower then these are the ones for you.
EASY TO GROW
I have had Arran Pilot for many years now, they are easy to grow and taste great as newly harvested spuds.
I grew Arran Pilot for the first time this year in a comparison with three other early strains and it produced the highest yields (6.25lb from 5 plants) in a heavy clay soil. It will be grown again next year.
I planted these in Early March 2012 and covered with fleece clotches until frosts went away. Started digging 15th June 2012. They grew well and taste delicious. The ones left in continued to get bigger and still digging 11th July they are a real good size now and still taste great. Would definitely buy again for next year.