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Potato Tuber '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 February 2019

1 or more £1.95GBPGBP
each. Group & quantity discounts
Qty:

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 'boiled 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.
Available from approximately February 2019

1 = £1.95
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3 = £1.85
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5 = £1.75
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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
Potato Tuber 'Forest Gold'
Potato Tuber 'International Kidney'
Potato Tuber 'Pentland Javelin'

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.

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