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MAK

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Middle ish of France
    • Cadeaux de La forge
How much are seed potatoes ?
« on: February 16, 2014, 09:05:49 pm »
Can anyone tell me the price of seed potatoes in the UK?

In France they are 6-7 for 5 kg. and I need a few packs. Since I am going to the UK next month and being curious I wonder if they are cheaper in the UK. 
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Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: How much are seed potatoes ?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 09:53:38 pm »
Just paid 3 for 10kg at the allotment assoc shed on Saturday. Not sure about the shops locally.

Edited to change the 10 to 3.5kg  ::) hope you haven't read the first post attempt MAK  :D
« Last Edit: February 16, 2014, 10:33:45 pm by Mammyshaz »

RUSTYME

  • Joined Oct 2009
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 11:12:21 pm »
D. T. Browns are 1.5 kg a pack @ mainly 4.75 for 1 pack , or 3.80 for 3 or more .
A few are 4.45 and 3.56 , and some are 4.95 and 3.96 .
Not cheap .

Q

  • Joined Apr 2013
Re: How much are seed potatoes ?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 07:55:44 am »
I usually get mine at a trade price and i aim for about 1 per kilo. I could get this down if i had more because I used to order for a few people but it became a bit of a nuisance.

For a guaranteed order they prefer to receive the order in November.
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pgkevet

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: How much are seed potatoes ?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2014, 12:13:20 pm »
comparing the price of seed potatoes with the cheap price of potatoes after last years excellent cropping meant I couldn't justify paying out for seed potatoes this year. For the amount I planted and the work involved I'd have just as well bought them in.

This year i'm planting some of last years excess crop instead of buying seed

hexhammeasure

  • Joined Jun 2008
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Re: How much are seed potatoes ?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2014, 01:25:04 pm »
19 for 25kg sack but I bought through a garden centre who added it to their order and they paid the carriage (which was 45)
Ian

MAK

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Middle ish of France
    • Cadeaux de La forge
Re: How much are seed potatoes ?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2014, 09:09:28 pm »
thanks all - Last year i used the previous years spuds rather than buy seed.
I'll buy them here as all the supermarkets, garden centres etc have a price war going on. The local speciality here is potatoe pie and there is a great range and selection on sale. I'm going for Mona Lisa this year.
we have Collarado beetle so I need to get some virgin land ploughed over by my neighbour and plant the spuds there.
Charlotte are 21 for 25 kg
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JulieWall

  • Joined Aug 2013
  • Cornhill, Banff
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Re: How much are seed potatoes ?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2014, 11:23:31 am »
Does anyone know how much a half hundredweight sack should cost from a producer?

in fact, can anyone suggest a reputable grower in the Banff, Turriff, Huntly or Keith areas?
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