Seed Potato Athlete (First Early)
Blight resistant first early.
Produces high yields of small pale yellow fleshed tubers. Excellent flavour. Great salad potato with superb blight resistance.
Cooking qualities. Boiling ****, Chipping **, Baking ***
Maturity: First Early
Skin Colour: White
Flesh Colour: White
Grade : A
Plant Type: Seed Potato
Hardiness: H2: Tender - Frost Free Conditions
Plant Height & Spread: 60cm x 60cm
Pot Size: Tuber
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: No
Hazardous / Poisonous Information: Avoid eating green potatoes or any green part of the plant.
Soil Type: Acid, Light Sand, Loam
Soil Drainage: Keep moist but well drained.
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Planting Style: Vegetable Garden, Beds & Borders, Potato Planter
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer and Autumn
Flowering (from - to): June - July
Sowing / Planting (from - to): March - April
Harvesting (from - to): July - August
Typically Available (from - to): January to April
Firstly 'chit' your seed potatoes by standing the tubers on end, either in a seed tray or egg box, ensuring the end with the most 'yes' is uppermost. Stand in a bright, cool, frost-free position to grow strong new shoots about 2.5cm (1") long. Prepare the ground by incorporating plenty of garden compost or well-rotted manure. Rake to a fine tilth, adding general fertiliser as per manufacturers instructions. Aim to plant your seed potatoes when all risk of frost has passed. Dig a trench, or plant individually with a trowel. With sprouts facing upwards, plant each seed 6 inches deep, 12 inches apart, in rows 2 feet apart. Gently cover the seed. As shoots emerge, carefully earth up the soil around them to form a ridge. Continue doing this throughout the growing season, watering well as needed.
We want your seed potatoes to arrive in great condition and therefore dispatch fresh to your door at the perfect stage for the growing season.
Pre-orders will be
w/c 21st January for all varieties.
Denholm Potato Growers deliver to UK Mainland addresses for £4.99. Orders are dispatched every Wednesday. Orders placed after 1pm may not be dispatched until the following working day. Therefore, orders placed on a Tuesday afternoon will be dispatched the following Wednesday.
If the customer won't be at home to accept delivery, a safe place must be frost free. Unfortunately, we do not deliver to Northern Ireland, Offshore Islands or the Scottish Highlands.