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'Duke of York' First Early Potato 2021


In a nutshell....

The 'Duke of York' First Early Potato is a pale yellow waxy boiler at first but matures quickly into a versatile general purpose potato. Famous for their great taste. Order now for delivery from mid January 2021 until stocks last. Order early as stocks will be limited in 2021


Duke Of York Potato

Order now for Delivery from mid January 2021 until stocks last. Order early as stocks will be limited in 2021

A pale yellow waxy boiler at first but matures quickly into a versatile general purpose potato. Famous for their great taste. Smaller potatoes can be used as waxy salad potatoes but as the season progresses and the tubers grow dry matter increases. One of the tastiest spuds.

  • Maturity -  First Early
  • Shape - Oval
  • Skin - Cream, medium smooth
  • Flesh – Light yellow
  • Texture - Waxy
  • Preparation – Boiling and steaming

We also hold back some Duke of York seed for Summer planting by keeping them refrigerated to prevent sprouting. This seed can be planted in mid Summer for harvest from October onwards. If you have a well drained garden or polytunnel potatoes can be left in the ground for a Christmas harvest.

Sowing: Mid March or mid Summer for Autumn/Winter crops.

Pack Sizes
We sell seed potatoes in 4 pack sizes:

From 1kg tuber packs to 25kg sacks.

Please choose your pack size using the 'PACK SIZE' selector above the 'ADD TO CART' button.

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February 09th, 2019
just received this years Duke of York. (February 8th) Very pleased with last years result. Chitted well during February. In 20 liter pots 2nd of March in cold greenhouse. Added compost several times. Outside from 3rd of May (covered som nights). First harvest May 29th.
Victoria Beckett
December 29th, 2018
Very pleased with quality of the potatoes, nice and firm,they have chitted well, so would recommend them. Quick delivery too, very happy with Quick crop.
Anthony Brennan
October 01st, 2018
good so far
September 30th, 2017
Bill Hefferen
May 10th, 2017
A fine potato, was worried at first that they were in bad nick as they had started sprouting a few shoots but the lads at quickcrop said it was nothing to worry about. Aside from that they arrived swiftly two days after I ordered them and was surprised by the catalogue and the free jellies too. A great idea and there are some things I hope to pick up in the catalogue in teh near future.
May 06th, 2017
Great turn around from order to delivery and a quick response when I noticed that I had entered an incorrect address. Thanks.
Mary O'Brien
June 04th, 2016
This is a repeat order from other years. I'm reordering the ones I like best. Love these.
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Asked By Marian Williams
on November 08th, 2020
Can I ask how many plants would 1kg achieve (estimation doesn't have to be precise) Trying to gauge how many to plant for family of 4
Answered by Niall
on November 09th, 2020
Hi Marian 1kg will give you about 12 plants and each plant should give between 15/20 potatoes back Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Helen Hooper
on March 17th, 2020
Hi, good morning, are any of your early or second early potatoes available as 5 tuber packs please? Can’t find it on the drop down menu. Thanks
Answered by Niall
on March 17th, 2020
Hi Helen The smallest we have available this season in the UK is the 1kg offering Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Nicola
on February 21st, 2019
I was hoping to order these for planting in a raised bed. When would be the best time to plant. Have I missed the window!
Answered by Niall
on February 22nd, 2019
Hi Nicola Not at all. The perfect time for planting potatoes in the UK and Ireland is late February and the month of March so you are just about right now Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Tina Smith
on February 01st, 2019
Hi When would I start chatting process for these. I am new to all this!
Answered by Niall
on February 01st, 2019
Hi Tina You can start chitting them from around mid Feb and then plant them out once the weather improves in early to mid March Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Eimear De Souza
on January 31st, 2019
We had great results with Duke of York (first earlies) and also Nicola (second earlies) in 2018 from Quickcrop in raised beds. Easy to grow, great crop and delicious. We did try to hold back some Duke of York for Summer planting / October harvets by ke
Answered by Niall
on February 01st, 2019
Hi Eimear Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. It is very difficult to store potatoes as they need to be kept between 3 and 5 degrees to stop them chitting. Thats why we leave it to the potato agents as they seem to be able to manage it without storing them to low a temperature that affects the quality. Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Leanne Duguid
on January 16th, 2019
If i sow these in mid march when would they be ready to harvest?
Answered by Niall
on January 17th, 2019
Hi Leanne Duke of York are a first early so they should be ready mid June Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Eimear De Souza
on June 14th, 2018
my first early Duke of Yorks were coming in well but second early Nicola are about 20cm higher and flowering but Duke of York not flowering yet, in same raised bed. Is this normal? Also, with the wind over the last 24 hours, all the potatoes have fallen over, not many actually broken. Will this damage the spudsir affect yield or will they cope? Thanks very much
Answered by Niall
on June 14th, 2018
Hi Eimear The different varieties will come on at different times and Nicola are always very early so nothing to worry about there. Once the stems are not broken the plants will recover over the coming days and will even continue to grow on their sides so no worries there either. Just nature at its best Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Phil Callaghan
on June 20th, 2016
Can I plant these in the raised beds that others have just come out from? Thanks
Answered by Andrew
on June 21st, 2016
Hi Phil. Good question. Unfortunately the answer is no. You will only encourage disease and the soil will be depleted of nutrients after Potatoes have just grown in the soil. You are best to put Potatoes in after Roots crops (carrots, parsnips etc) or Onions/ Garlic.

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