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Potato Tuber 'Home Guard'

Image of Potato Home Guard
Image of Potato Home Guard
Image of Potato Home Guard
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Solanum tuberosum 'Home Guard'

  • First Early.
  • First introduced in 1942.
  • A very early variety with a fantastic flavour and good scab resistance.
  • A good all rounder perfect for steaming / boiling, baking, mash, roasting, frying and sauté.

Supplied as 1 Kg (to the nearest potato) of certified seed potatoes.

Available from APPROXIMATELY late February early March 2021

1 or more £1.95GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
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This first early variety was first introduced in 1942 and was grown by Jeremy Shirley's father in the late 1940s - the Dad's Army days!

Home Guard is a superior potato of excellent flavour that does not go floury like some varieties, making it an excellent boiling potato. Both the skin and flesh are pure white.

High-yielding and with good resistance to scab, which explains why this popular wartime variety found huge commercial success - and has continued to remain one of the gardener's favourites since WWII.

  • Chit tubers by placing 'eye' face up in egg boxes or shallow trays and standing in a warm light location.
  • Once small green shoots (or chits) appear move to a cooler location for a few weeks before planting out.
  • Best planted out mid March-April. Later plantings will be fine but yield may be smaller.
  • Dig trenches approximately 5" (12 cm) deep and 2 feet (60 cm) apart.
  • Press tubers into the base of the trench 12" (30 cm) apart with chits facing up and cover with soil.
  • Water in and keep the crop well watered in dry spells.
  • When the haulm (top growth of the plants) reaches 9" (23 cm) earth up around the plants leaving just the top 4" (10 cm) showing - repeat again later if required.
  • Potatoes should be ready for harvest approximately 10-15 weeks after planting.

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Recipes

Leek & Potato Soup Recipe
Serena's favourite soup recipe - and one she is famed for among our friends. A gorgeous autumn and winter treat that freezes well.




Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265