Seed Potatoes & Onions

Seed Potatoes & Onions

Two of the UK’s and the world’s most popular crops – the hugely versatile potato and onion can be used in a wide variety of different dishes and recipes. Both capable of blossoming at a number of different times – a bumper crop of potatoes and onions could help you create delicious meals every month throughout the year.

Both of these hardy plants are simple to grow and well-suited to UK climates – meaning you’ll get maximum reward for your efforts. The two crops also provide an exceptional introduction to gardening for inexperienced or young gardeners looking to become more actively involved in the garden.

Onion Bulbs 

The huge range of onion bulbs from Capital Gardens are perfect for a whole host of different recipes from winter stews to summer salads. From distinctive red onions to crunchy yellow onions – we stock all the dinnertime favourites.

We also stock more specialist onions such as the Paris Silverskins – ideal for adding to a delicious salad or pickling. With no thinning required, it has never been easier to pick your own silverskin onions.

Potato Seeds

At Capital Gardens, we stock seeds for a huge selection of the UK’s favourite species of potatoes – perfect for boiling, roasting, baking and chipping. Whether you have a preferred potato of choice, or wish to try something new. Ever popular in the UK, Capital Gardens stock seeds for the versatile and delicious Maris Pipers.

If you require any additional assistance when selecting the perfect potatoes for your favourite recipes, or the crops which will best suit the soil type of your garden, Capital Gardens’ Plant People are always on hand in all of our garden centres to answer any questions or concerns. Our three centres are full of passionate, dedicated gardeners, willing to share their experience and skills.

  • CONSTANCE

    CONSTANCE

    Constance is a yellow skinned, pale yellow fleshed table potato for any general use. Early development soon after planting with oval round tubers of a regular shape and shallow eye. Known to produce decent sized tubers that are resistant to any secondary growth and growth cracks. The potato has a buttery taste and smooth texture perfect for boiling, mashing or baking.

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    £1.99
  • MARKIES

    MARKIES

    Plant potato markies on your plot it has a variety of high yielding and excellent all around resistance to any disease including potato viruses. This gives you a good mind set for good crops with no very few losses. As a chipping potato this is considered to some chippies. Suitable for baking boiling  and roasting in the kitchen.

    • Versatile maincrop
    • A brilliant chipper
    • Disease-resistant

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    £1.99
  • RUDOLPH

    RUDOLPH

    The inside of this seed potato has a deep red skin with a delicious white flesh finished with a smooth creamy texture. The potato is great for all different cooking methods making the tastiest roast potato and jacket potatoes known to be light and fluffy inside. Grow in a row so you get a natural wind break of leaves.

    • Reliable maincrop variety
    • Versatile in the kitchen
    • Useful grown in a row as a windbreak

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    £1.99
  • SALAD BLUE

    SALAD BLUE

    Salad blue is known to be one of a kind with unusual varieties you can grow, a vigorous maincrop variety with purple/blue tubers and attractive blue/purple flowers. Blue floury looking flesh is best suited for baking, roasting, boiling, mash or chips. They have a mild potato flavour short and oval shaped with a high dry matter and good texture.

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    £2.49
  • SEED POTATO CARLINGFORD

    SEED POTATO CARLINGFORD

    Carlingford is a excellent salad potato which produces a number of round oval tubers, with a waxy texture. Carlingford can be used as a second cropping verity planted during early August for harvesting closer to Christmas. Performs reliability from late plantings giving good yields of round smooth skinned creamy white fleshed tubers.

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    £1.99
  • SEED POTATO PREMIERE

    SEED POTATO PREMIERE

    Seed potato is suitable for early french fries and also processing markets. Resistance to bruising and splitting shaped like a oval with a yellow skin and light yellow flesh. Plant during early February/March for harvesting in May. Plant normally April for a June/july harvest.

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    £1.99
  • YUKON GOLD

    YUKON GOLD

    Yukon gold produces a yellow skin and yellow flesh tubers with a high dry matter ideal or baking with good boiling qualities. Plant during March to may and harvest during August to late October. Tubers are large, short and oval and blight resistance is low. Very popular and an excellent keeper.

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    £2.49
  • RHUBARB TIMPERLEY EARLY

    RHUBARB TIMPERLEY EARLY

    ‘Timperley Early’ Rhubarb is one of the earliest varieties that can be ready as early as February. It is suitable for forcing if you wish to produce an even earlier crop, and will provide you with succulent, red-based pink stems with a scrumptious flavour.

    Plant your Rhubard crowns in winter, in a sunny location with well drained and fertile soil. Prepare the soil by digging in plenty of well rotted manure as this will help with the growing process. When planting the crowns, set them so that the sop of the crown sits 3cm below soil level.

    Allow a spacing of 75cm between plants. Alternatively they can be grown in large containers of soil based compost such as John Innes No.3 mixed with plenty of rotted manure.

    Winner of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit.

    Height: 45cm

    Spread: 100cm

    Hardiness: Fully Hardy

    Do not eat the leaves as they may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

    1 per pack.

    Harvest: Spring

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre

     

     

    £2.99
  • ONION STUTTGARTER GIANT

    Onion Stuttgarter Giant – 50 per pack

    Very popular golden skinned, white fleshed variety. Produces slightly flatted rounded bulbs, grown for commercial use but now you can grow at home! Onion sets are easy to grow in the garden simply push each set just into the soil in rows and water in which makes them ideal for beginners. Plant them around 20cm apart to ensure they have enough space to swell and aren’t competing for water and nutrients. Be aware of birds and squirrels as they can pull them up and have them as a snack! Once mature lift and remove all soil, then leave on the ground if its warm and dry or dry them off inside.

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    £1.99
  • ONION STUR BC 20

    Onion Stur BC 20 – 50 per pack

    The onion ‘Stur BC 20’ is a late season harvesting variety with exceptional storage life. They are attractive round bulbs that have good bolting tolerance and highly productive sets.

    Plant in March until April in soil and water them well. Be sure to check that birds have not been disturbing your onions as they grow. Once they have matured dry off inside until the leaves wilt, when they have dried they can either be stored or immediately used for cooking.

    Easy to grow ‘Stur BC 20’ onion is perfect for beginners.

    £1.99
  • ONION SNOWBALL

    Onion Snowball – 50 per pack

    Snowball is a white skinned variety with a lovely mild white flesh, this variety also stores well. As its name suggests it’s a nice rounded shape. This onion has been known to be baked whole for a juicy mild alternative to other vegetables as well as being perfect for using as the base of stocks and sauces. Plant within a border or bed that gets full sun, from March until April and your crop will be ready to harvest from July until August. Not the best at storing, but wonderful for eating fresh.

     

    £1.99
  • ONION RED BARON

    Onion Red Baron – 50 per pack

    The ‘Red Baron’ onion is a mid to late maturing variety that produces firm and flattened round bulbs, in a wonderful deep red colour. The red rimmed flesh has a strong and distinct flavour makes a delicious addition to salads. Red Baron is a mid-late maturing variety and produces firm, flattish-round bulbs of a beautiful dark red colour. With red rimmed flesh and a strong flavour this variety makes an attractive and tasty addition to salads. An excellent cropping red onion with good storage potential. This variety was awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

    Plant in a position with full sun, they make an excellent addition to a kitchen garden.

    Easy to grow, plant from mid February to March and your ‘Red Baron’ onions will be ready to harvest from August.

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    £1.99