Seed Potatoes

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
  • LADY CHRISTL

    First Early – 2kg

    The ‘Lady Christl’ potato variety is a customer favourite, producing high yields of early, waxy and firm, yellow skinned tubers. They have creamy flesh with a delicious flavour and they remain firm when cooking. ‘Lady Christl’ has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit and there’s no questioning why! They bulk up quickly as a first early, and when left as a second early the tubers will become even larger. ‘Lady Christl’ is easy to grow, with good disease resistance including a resistance to golden eelworm, bruising, splitting and common scab. They are suited to growing in containers or in potato bags, growing to a height of up to 60cm.

    £4.99
  • KESTREL

    Second Early

    Very attractive good all round variety. Smooth cream skinned long oval tubers with purple eyes and a soft textured cream flesh, ideal for salads. Blight resistant. Suitable for all of your cooking needs.

    £2.49
  • SHETLAND BLACK

    Second Early

    The Shetland Black potatoes have a very distinctive deep purple colour and are kidney shaped. The tubers are smaller than most modern potato varieties and their shape can be slightly erratic. When open the tubers flesh is creamy and pale with a ring of purple. The purple colouring may be more pronounced in some tubers than others, and the colour does not survive the cooking process, as the colour inside and the colour of the skin turn a more dull grey. Not only do these potatoes look exceptional, they also have an amazing taste. The buttery flavour and light floury texture is the winning combination- and they taste great when cooked in its skin.

    First introduced as far back as the 1500s they are thought to have been salvaged from a Spanish Armada shipwreck, however the actual origins of this variety remain a mystery.

    They are not as high yielding as other varieties but the taste makes up for this!

    This product is available at the following Garden Centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden Centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden Centre
    • Woods of Berkhamstead Garden Centre
    £2.49
  • LADY CHRISTL

    First Early

    High yielding, early bulking variety. Uniform smooth cream skinned long oval tubers with a firm, waxy light yellow flesh. Ideal for beginners. Suitable to boil, roast and use in salads.

    £2.49
  • SHETLAND BLACK

    Second Early – 1.5kg

    The Shetland Black potatoes have a very distinctive deep purple colour and are kidney shaped. The tubers are smaller than most modern potato varieties and their shape can be slightly erratic. When open the tubers flesh is creamy and pale with a ring of purple. The purple colouring may be more pronounced in some tubers than others, and the colour does not survive the cooking process, as the colour inside and the colour of the skin turn a more dull grey. Not only do these potatoes look exceptional, they also have an amazing taste. The buttery flavour and light floury texture is the winning combination- and they taste great when cooked in its skin.

    First introduced as far back as the 1500s they are thought to have been salvaged from a Spanish Armada shipwreck, however the actual origins of this variety remain a mystery.

    They are not as high yielding as other varieties but the taste makes up for this!

    This product is available at the following Garden Centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden Centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden Centre
    • Woods of Berkhamstead Garden Centre
    £4.99