British Queen seed potatoes are an old variety of heritage potatoes first listed in 1894. These seed potatoes (known in Ireland as 'Queens') are oval in shape with white skin and white flesh. A dry and floury potato, packed with taste and particularly good when boiled.
British Queen is now a rare variety, only grown in small quantities in the UK but growing in popularity once again thanks to it's excellent dry rot resistance.
Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
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 35cm from the next, with rows spaced 70cm 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.