Dunluce seed potatoes were first bred by Jack Clarke (who famously bred the Ulster range of potatoes) back in 1976. Since then, JBA have been the exclusive growers of this heritage potato variety and supply all other major retailers with their Dunluce seed.
These seed potatoes are round to oval in shape, with shallow eyes and skin as white as the flesh. Great for baking, mashing or chipping. We highly recommend Dunluce for great crops of early potatoes.
Dunluce also shows great resistance to both scab and disintegration when boiling.
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.