Red Duke of York are a heritage variety from 1942. The first Red Duke was said to be found in a crop of White Dukes in Holland. Red skinned tubers with shallow eyes and yellow flesh. Red Dukes are a dry mealy potato packed with flavour and do not disintegrate on boiling. Without doubt this is one of the favourite varieties that we sell and many major supermarkets and retailers are now stocking this potato as the best of the best in the potato world.
Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
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 October-December. 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.