The 'Accord' potato is a first early variety that produces high yields of uniform, oval tubers which look and taste sublime. ... The high dry matter texture of the potatoes means that they are firmer and hold their shape which makes them great for chips and boiled potatoes.
When your seed potatoes arrive unpack them and place them in trays (an egg box works well or you can use a wooden tray) in a light, cool, airy frost-free place to develop the sprouts prior to planting. This will enable your seed potatoes to grow much faster once they are planted in the ground. The pre-sprouting is a process called chitting. Dig a trench about 10cm (4") deep using our Garden Ridger is the easiest way to do this. Place the seed potatoes in the bottom with the sprouts facing upwards. Fill the trench to cover the seed potatoes and a top dressing of Potato Fertiliser can be applied to boost growth. As the shoots emerge it is important to "earth up" (cover them with soil) to protect them from frost which will cause the shoots to blacken and delay cropping. During prolonged periods of dry weather you will need to water regularly to enable the tubers to form. When the stems have grown to 25cm (10") above ground level they should be "earthed up" again to prevent the tubers near the surface turning green. When to lift will be dependent on the type of potatoes you have planted, please see the table below. Lift early potatoes when the flowers start to open and the tubers are the size of large eggs. Maincrop varieties potatoes should generally be left at least two weeks after the leaves and stems have withered, cut the stems just above soil level to prevent diseases such as blight getting into the crop. Lift the tubers gently from underneath with a Potato Fork or with our Potato Harvesting Scoop. The lifted potatoes should be left on the surface of the soil for a couple of hours to allow the skins to cure before being stored in paper or Hessian Sacks. Potatoes stored in plastic bags will sweat and begin to rot very quickly.
Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.
Small items are sent by Royal Mail and larger items by courier. When ordering large items please provide your phone number so that the courier can contact you if necessary.
Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.
Packet seed, garlic, onion sets, shallots and mushroom spawn (except windowsill kits) incur a carriage charge of £1.99.
All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.
If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then the higher carriage charge will be applied.
Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly & areas of Scotland with postcodes starting AB30 plus, BT, GY, HS, IM, IV1 plus, JE KA27, KA28, KW1 to KW16, PA20 to PA38, PA41 to PA80, PH10 to PH40, PH42 to PH50, TR21 to TR25 and ZE: For orders weighing less than 2kg standard charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg to 10kg the carriage charge is £9.99. Where the weight of the order is over 10kg the delivery charge is £14.99
Orders to the Isle of Wight and Isle of Scilly: For orders weighing less than 2kg the standard charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg and above the carriage charge is £14.99.
Republic of Ireland: For orders weighing less than 2kg the standard charge applies. Where the combined weight of the order is 2kg and above, the carriage contribution is £14.99.
EU countries: We can only deliver packet flower and vegetable seed to EU countries. The delivery charge is £4.99 per order.
We reserve the right to contact you and advise an additional charge where necessary, and are happy to quote for carriage specific products to outlying areas.
Some very large items may not be available to all areas.
Indicates large/heavy items or boxed plants which incur a surcharge.
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