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.

  • ONION RADAR

    ONION RADAR

    Onions sets are often undemanding and require occasional watering especially during the dry periods throughout the year. Harvest the onions during ate June-July, usually a week or two after the leaves turn yellow. Produces a mild flavored onion bulb that can be eaten fresh or stored during Autumn.

    • Ideal for: kitchen Gardens
    • Hardy
    • Full sunlight
    • Height: up to 45cm
    • Flowers during: June-July
    • Harvest: May-June

    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
    • Sherfield On Loddon Garden centre
    £1.99
  • POTATO CHARLOTTE

    POTATO CHARLOTTE

    Uniform long smooth scream skinned tubers with a waxy, fresh tasting cream flesh that hold their shape well. The classic salad potato. Suitable to boil, steam, roast, chip, use in salads, jackets, make wedges and sauté.

    When the shoots first make a appearance draw the earth from between the rows to cover them.

    • Hardiness: tender
    • Full sunlight
    • Height: up to 60cm
    • Harvest months: July-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
    • Sherfield On Loddon Garden centre
    £2.99
  • POTATO PENTLAND JAVELIN

    POTATO PENTLAND JAVELIN

    ‘Pentland Javelin’ is a early maincrop potato that produces a very high number of tubers per plant. Very firm with a creamy-white flesh that rarely discolours perfect for roasting and other general kitchen use. They are have a very good resistance to common scab, powdery scab, spraining, slugs, mild mosaic virus and bruising.

    • Sun/partial shade
    • Fertile, well-drained soil
    • Fast growing
    • Harvest during July
    • Protect tubers from frost

    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
    • Sherfield On Loddon Garden centre
    £2.99
  • 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
    • Sherfield On Loddon 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