Planting Potatoes: the definitive guide

Heritage Seed Potatoes

Potatoes like they used to be


Heritage seed potatoes is simply a collective term for potato varieties that were bred between the 19th and mid 20th century that are still available to buy and grow today.

Although often not as popular as many of the mainstream varieties, growing your own heritage potatoes is not only rewarding (nothing beats the taste of home-grown potatoes, fresh from the ground and cooked right away), but also helps to preserve some of these rare and historic potatoes.

Growers and supplies like JBA have around 50 different varieties of heritage seed potatoes to choose from, so whether you’re looking for a tasty new potato or something a bit different to make your chips from, why not try a heritage potato this year?

Chitting potatoes for planting