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.

  • 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
  • CASABLANCA

    Produces heavy yields early on and has a good resistance to splitting. Smooth white skinned oval tubers with a white, floury textured flesh. Suitable to boil, roast, chip, mash and bake.

    £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
  • COLLEEN

    First Early

    The ‘Colleen’ potato is very high yielding. They produce wonderfully uniform tubers which make ideal boiled potatoes.

    Short, oval with yellow skin and creamy yellow flesh and shallow eyes ‘Colleen’ is a late, early bulking variety with waxy flesh. They are particularly good for baking and chipping as well as making an excellent new potato.

    ‘Colleen’ has a good disease resistance too.

    For an early crop plant in February to March- and harvest in May. Alternatively plant normally from April and harvest your crop in June to July.

     

    £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
  • CASABLANCA

    First early – 2kg

    Produces heavy yields early on and has a good resistance to splitting. Smooth white skinned oval tubers with a white, floury textured flesh. Suitable to boil, roast, chip, mash and bake.

    £4.99
  • COLLEEN

    First Early – 2kg

    High yielding, good all round early variety. Yellow skinned oval tubers with light yellow creamy flesh. Blight resistant. Suitable to boil, roast, chip, use for salads, bake, makes wedges and sauté.

    £4.99
  • SARPO AXONA

    Main Crop

    The Sarpo Axona is a recently introduced late maincrop variety that is the sister line to the incredibly popular ‘Sarpo Mira’ potato. First introduced in 2005 the ‘Sarpo Axona’ is very similar in all respects, it has outstanding blight resistance with tubers that are regular in shape and flesh that is lovely and creamy. The pink-skinned tubers have an excellent flavour that is suitable for all cooking methods. A delicious all rounder that has good disease resistance. The skin is thicker than average with only a few eyes. The sizing varies significantly and you will get large baking potatoes as well as smaller, and mediums sizes, producing the largest potatoes only a few weeks later than most other maincrop potatoes.

    They are floury rather than waxy which means they are not as good for boiling. They store exceptionally well and in the right conditions can be eaten up to four months after harvest!

    Growing slightly taller and quicker than other varieties, the dense foliage will also protect the potatoes that are growing nearer the surface so they won’t turn green. Be sure to position in a location that it sheltered from wind as they may be blown over.

    This product is available at the following Garden Centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden Centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden Centre
    • Woods of Berkhamstead Garden Centre
    £2.49
  • PINK FIR APPLE

    Main Crop

    Pink skinned long, knobbly tubers with a creamy, waxy, firm textured light yellow flesh giving buttery flavour. Well known for their excellent taste. Suitable to boil, roast, chip, use in salads, making wedges and Sauté.

    £2.49
  • INTERNATIONAL KIDNEY

    Main Crop

    Smooth white skinned tubers with a floury/waxy light yellow flesh. Can also be known as the ‘Jersey Royal’. Very versatile and delicious variety. Suitable to boil, steam, chip, use in salads, mash, make wedges and sauté.

    £2.49