JBA Seed Potatoes Epicure Seed Potatoes
High yielding, first early seed potato now making a comeback by popular demand.
Epicure Seed Potatoes
Epicure seed potatoes are also known as 'Ayrshires' the traditional early potato in that region.
Epicure produce high yields of floury, white fleshed tubers that are round in shape. By far one of the best tasting first earlies, these seed potatoes are now making a comeback by popular demand.
An old heritage variety, Epicure potatoes have the ability to recover quickly from a nip of frost, which is what makes them so popular in early producing areas (such as Ayrshire). Boil, mash or enjoy them with a salad.
First early seed potatoes are typically ready for harvesting around 13-15 weeks from planting.
Choose a place in the garden which has not been used to grow garlic, onions, shallots or leeks for at least two years. The soil should be open, well drained and not have been manured for at least one year.
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.
Delicious creamy flavour
Grew these a couple of years ago and the taste was out of this world. Very distinctive and rich flavour. Buying again this year as nothing I tried since can match them