Pick your potato! Choose from our recommendations of the best varieties for the perfect Christmas spud.
Duke of York
Red Duke of York
1- There’s no need to chit summer planted seed potatoes as you do with earlier varieties. Place three of your chosen potatoes on top of a 20cm layer of multi-purpose compost in a growing bag.
2. Cover with a further 20cm layer of compost. Water well and stand in the sun. Each time that you see shoots appear, cover them with more compost until the bag is full (earthing up).
3. Water regularly, especially once the leaves emerge. Don’t forget to feed with a specialist potato fertiliser to ensure a heavy crop. Speak to the staff in our Sundries department for a recommendation.
4. Put the bag in a greenhouse or cover leaves with fleece when frosty. Remove the foliage when it dies back and leave the spuds in compost until required.
5. Harvest fresh on Christmas morning, ready to roast!