Second early potatoes are, like the name suggests, slightly later to mature than the first earlies, but still considered early potatoes. They are ready to start lifting about 2 weeks after the first early potatoes. In the second early category you’ll often find those potatoes referred to as ‘salad potatoes’, because they’re slightly more firm in the flesh, and therefore ideal for using in salads.
Like the first earlies, second early potatoes are best eaten straight out of the ground, and will keep stored in the ground for up to a month after reaching maturity.
Below is a list of second early potatoes available from the featured seed merchants on this website (Click Links For Details):
Arran Pilot - A garden grower’s favorite for decades - RHS Award
Blue Belle – An exhibition show stopper
Bonnie - Perfect for the show bench
Hunter - Highly resistant to blight
International Kidney – Delicious and versatile – also known as ‘Jersey Royal’
Kestrel - An exhibition winner – with outstanding taste
Lady Balfour – A good choice for organic growers
Maris Peer – A familiar favourite – firm and tasty
Mozart - Great resistance against garden pests
Pink Fir Apple – Wonderful nutty flavour – RHS Award
Rudolph - Pink skins with fluffy white flesh – great for chips
Vivaldi - Low on carbohydrates and calories – the potato for slimmers