Buckingham Garden Centre

We are a family run garden centre that is well known nationally as a specialist for bare rooted hedging plants and young trees. The Garden Centre always has a good selection of shrubs and plants which are not commonly found elsewhere, together with a wide range of the more commonly sought after plants. Established for over 50 years, the Garden Centre has recently been redeveloped to a high standard. Our shop contains the largest selection of seeds and bulbs for miles around, together with garden chemicals, tools, garden furniture and many other goods. Outside we stock peat-based and peat-free composts, paving, fencing, timber decking, garden buildings and greenhouses, and a large range of pots, statues and garden ornaments. Our aquatics centre has a good reputation for their excellent quality tropical, marine and cold water fish. The Gardeners' Retreat, our coffee shop/restaurant, serves fresh home cooked food and is an excellent way to round off any visit to the Garden Centre.

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FIRST EARLY SEED POTATO AVAILABILITY 2021

Variety

Description


Arran Pilot

An oval white skinned variety. Flesh is white and of waxy texture. Resistant to drought. Good in all soil conditions including light soils. A popular and successful variety in this area. Slug resistant.

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Casablanca

A new white skinned first early. It has clean smooth white tubers with shallow eyes and its cooking quality will make it popular with chefs with its ability to chip, bake or boil. A good choice for those who grow in small gardens with planters as Casablanca is ideal for this use.

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Dunluce

Bred in 1976 by the same breeder as the Ulster range of potatoes. Good early yields of round, white-skinned and fleshed tubers, with superb, sweet flavour, which do not disintegrate on boiling/steaming.

Ideal as a new potato, for summer chips, or baking.

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Epicure

Traditional variety. Moderate yield of round potatoes with white flesh with an excellent, distinctive flavour which are good boiled, mashed or in salads. Potatoes do not discolour or lose their shape after cooking. Does well in cold exposed positions. Slug resistant.

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Home Guard

Moderate yield of uniform oval white skinned potatoes. Flesh is creamy white and of waxy texture with a good flavour. Does well in heavy soils.

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International Kidney

A selection of International Kidney was chosen in Victorian times is still grown on Jersey and marketed under the trademark 'Jersey Royal'. Kidney shaped potato with pale-yellow skin and pale-yellow flesh which is waxy when young. Excellent boiled or as a salad potato. Famous for its flavour. Can also be grown as an early main crop.

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Lady Christl

Produces lots of very early, firm, oval, smooth, pale yellow-skinned tubers. Creamy flesh remains firm on cooking. Bulks up quickly as a first early, or can be left as a second early. Good resistance to diseases and pests including golden eelworm. Easy to grow and the quickest to produce 'baby new potatoes'. Superb in containers if garden space is limited – ideal for a sunny balcony, or even a backyard for town dwellers.

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Marfona

These are generally best if you want to grow small, new potatoes. Plant up from the end of February to late May. First early potatoes are ready to harvest approximately 10 weeks from planting date. Ideal for growing in bags or containers and will benefit from 'chitting' prior to being planted.

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Maris Bard

An oval white-skinned variety. Produces a large yield of moderately large potatoes. Flesh is white and of waxy texture, with a good flavour. Very early.

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Pentland Javelin

Produces heavy crops of short oval potatoes with white waxy flesh. Cooks well - especially good for boiling and for salads. Normally used small as new potatoes, but also good when mature. Keeps well for an early. Slug resistant.

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Red Duke of York

Moderate yield of oval, red potatoes with a light yellow flesh, which is waxy when young. Good for boiling, and can be used as a salad potato. Superb flavour.

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Rocket

Very early variety. Very high yield of even sized round white potatoes. White flesh with firm waxy texture. Superb flavour and good cooking qualities, especially when boiled. Low haulm (stem) reduces wind damage. Does well under cloches. Slug resistant.

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Swift

Extremely early variety, even earlier than Rocket. They crop in 8-10 weeks. Plant only 9ins (23cm) apart. Excellent for cloche and pot growing. Moderate yield of round white potatoes, with cream flesh. Good all round cooking qualities. Very good salad potato. Slug resistant.

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Winston

Bred in 1992, Winston is a popular potato because of its heavy cropping and large bold tubers of even size. It has a firm texture and a creamy flesh. It scrapes well when used early and bakes well upon maturity. Eelworm resistant and often takes first place on the show bench.

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Seed Potatoes VISIT OUR SPECIALIST HEDGING AND FRUIT WEBSITE
Buckingham Garden Centre

BUCKINGHAM NURSERIES AND GARDEN CENTRE, Tingewick Road, Buckingham, MK18 4AE
Tel: 01280 822133 Fax: 01280 815491 E-Mail:
webenquiries@hedging.co.uk

OPENING TIMES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

GARDEN CENTRE: Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.30pm • Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm
RESTAURANT: Closed until further notice due to Government National Lockdown guidelines

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