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'Duke of York' First Early Potato 2021


In a nutshell....

The 'Duke of York' First Early Potato is a pale yellow waxy boiler at first but matures quickly into a versatile general purpose potato. Famous for their great taste. Order now for delivery from mid January 2021 until stocks last. Order early as stocks will be limited in 2021

Duke Of York Potato

Order now for Delivery from mid January 2021 until stocks last. Order early as stocks will be limited in 2021

A pale yellow waxy boiler at first but matures quickly into a versatile general purpose potato. Famous for their great taste. Smaller potatoes can be used as waxy salad potatoes but as the season progresses and the tubers grow dry matter increases. One of the tastiest spuds.

  • Maturity -  First Early
  • Shape - Oval
  • Skin - Cream, medium smooth
  • Flesh – Light yellow
  • Texture - Waxy
  • Preparation – Boiling and steaming

We also hold back some Duke of York seed for Summer planting by keeping them refrigerated to prevent sprouting. This seed can be planted in mid Summer for harvest from October onwards. If you have a well drained garden or polytunnel potatoes can be left in the ground for a Christmas harvest.

Sowing: Mid March or mid Summer for Autumn/Winter crops.

Pack Sizes
We sell seed potatoes in 4 pack sizes, from 1kg tuber packs to 25kg sacks. There are approx. 10-15 tubers per kg.

Please choose your pack size using the 'PACK SIZE' selector above the 'ADD TO CART' button.

Write a Review
February 09th, 2019
just received this years Duke of York. (February 8th) Very pleased with last years result. Chitted well during February. In 20 liter pots 2nd of March in cold greenhouse. Added compost several times. Outside from 3rd of May (covered som nights). First harvest May 29th.
Victoria Beckett
December 29th, 2018
Very pleased with quality of the potatoes, nice and firm,they have chitted well, so would recommend them. Quick delivery too, very happy with Quick crop.
Anthony Brennan
October 01st, 2018
good so far
September 30th, 2017
Bill Hefferen
May 10th, 2017
A fine potato, was worried at first that they were in bad nick as they had started sprouting a few shoots but the lads at quickcrop said it was nothing to worry about. Aside from that they arrived swiftly two days after I ordered them and was surprised by the catalogue and the free jellies too. A great idea and there are some things I hope to pick up in the catalogue in teh near future.
May 06th, 2017
Great turn around from order to delivery and a quick response when I noticed that I had entered an incorrect address. Thanks.
Mary O'Brien
June 04th, 2016
This is a repeat order from other years. I'm reordering the ones I like best. Love these.
Ask a Question
Asked By Colm
on January 30th, 2021
Hi - is it ok to chit the potatoes in an unheated greenhouse at this time of year? It’s been quite frosty as you know
Answered by Niall
on February 01st, 2021
Hi Colm It is better to do them in a dark shed or a cold room. They could get frosted in a greenhouse and then they are destroyed Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Marian Williams
on November 08th, 2020
Can I ask how many plants would 1kg achieve (estimation doesn't have to be precise) Trying to gauge how many to plant for family of 4
Answered by Niall
on November 09th, 2020
Hi Marian 1kg will give you about 12 plants and each plant should give between 15/20 potatoes back Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Helen Hooper
on March 17th, 2020
Hi, good morning, are any of your early or second early potatoes available as 5 tuber packs please? Can’t find it on the drop down menu. Thanks
Answered by Niall
on March 17th, 2020
Hi Helen The smallest we have available this season in the UK is the 1kg offering Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Nicola
on February 21st, 2019
I was hoping to order these for planting in a raised bed. When would be the best time to plant. Have I missed the window!
Answered by Niall
on February 22nd, 2019
Hi Nicola Not at all. The perfect time for planting potatoes in the UK and Ireland is late February and the month of March so you are just about right now Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Tina Smith
on February 01st, 2019
Hi When would I start chatting process for these. I am new to all this!
Answered by Niall
on February 01st, 2019
Hi Tina You can start chitting them from around mid Feb and then plant them out once the weather improves in early to mid March Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Eimear De Souza
on January 31st, 2019
We had great results with Duke of York (first earlies) and also Nicola (second earlies) in 2018 from Quickcrop in raised beds. Easy to grow, great crop and delicious. We did try to hold back some Duke of York for Summer planting / October harvets by ke
Answered by Niall
on February 01st, 2019
Hi Eimear Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. It is very difficult to store potatoes as they need to be kept between 3 and 5 degrees to stop them chitting. Thats why we leave it to the potato agents as they seem to be able to manage it without storing them to low a temperature that affects the quality. Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Leanne Duguid
on January 16th, 2019
If i sow these in mid march when would they be ready to harvest?
Answered by Niall
on January 17th, 2019
Hi Leanne Duke of York are a first early so they should be ready mid June Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Eimear De Souza
on June 14th, 2018
my first early Duke of Yorks were coming in well but second early Nicola are about 20cm higher and flowering but Duke of York not flowering yet, in same raised bed. Is this normal? Also, with the wind over the last 24 hours, all the potatoes have fallen over, not many actually broken. Will this damage the spudsir affect yield or will they cope? Thanks very much
Answered by Niall
on June 14th, 2018
Hi Eimear The different varieties will come on at different times and Nicola are always very early so nothing to worry about there. Once the stems are not broken the plants will recover over the coming days and will even continue to grow on their sides so no worries there either. Just nature at its best Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Phil Callaghan
on June 20th, 2016
Can I plant these in the raised beds that others have just come out from? Thanks
Answered by Andrew
on June 21st, 2016
Hi Phil. Good question. Unfortunately the answer is no. You will only encourage disease and the soil will be depleted of nutrients after Potatoes have just grown in the soil. You are best to put Potatoes in after Roots crops (carrots, parsnips etc) or Onions/ Garlic.


Important Delivery Information Spring 2021 - Covid 19
We will be operating our business as usual over the coming months as thankfully, current lockdown measures haven't required us to close our warehouses. Delivery times had been impacted earlier in the year with the increase in online shopping putting immense strain on couriers. We are nearly back to normal here in Quickcrop so we expect to have your order dispatched within 7-10 working days and delivery will be within 2-4 working days after this.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience which may have been caused due to Covid-19 and very much appreciate your patience during this time. Some of our customers had delays in receiving their orders in a timely manner but thankfully 99% of orders got through on schedule.

Unless 10 working days have elapsed since you placed your order please try to avoid contacting the office for delivery information as answering queries further slows packing. The Exception to this is our raised ponds which will take two weeks to be dispatched from our warehouse and and delivered to you. Of course if you have received a damaged item, are missing something or are over the 10 day lead time please feel free to email us at enquiry@quickcrop.co.uk and we will respond quickly, usually within the hour.

Standard Quickcrop deliveries only £4.95.

Standard delivery £4.95 - Our standard delivery rate is £4.95 and covers all goods except raised beds and some selected heavy items. £4.95 is the total delivery price irrespective of the number of items ordered.

Allotment raised beds £5.95 - Allotment style raised beds carry a delivery of £5.95 per complete order. £5.95 is the total delivery price irrespective of the number of allotment raised beds or additional items ordered.

Premier/Deluxe raised beds £9.95 - Premier or Deluxe raised beds carry a delivery of £9.95 per complete order. £9.95 is the total delivery price irrespective of the number of raised beds or additional items ordered.

Bulky Items £9.95 - Some large items (e.g. compost bins) carry a delivery charge of £9.95. Any items that carry the large item surcharge will be clearly marked on the product page.

Where do we deliver to?

We deliver nationwide to the UK, the island of Ireland, Austria, Benelux Countries, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. Please see our delivery rates below:

£4.95 - The United Kingdom and Island of Ireland (Highlands and Islands may incur a surcharge, please contact us on 0044 1788 298 795 for details). For raised beds and bulky items please see above.

£9.95 - Austria, Belguim, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland.

How long does delivery take?
Stock permitting we aim to dispatch your goods within 2 - 3 working days of receiving your order. The average time taken from order to delivery is 4 - 5 days in the UK and Ireland, and up to 6 working days for France, Germany and the Benelux countries.

Can I track the parcel myself?
When the order has been dispatched we will provide you with a tracking number for your shipment, you will be able to log on to the Parcel Force website and see where your parcel is at any time. You can also call the office on 01788 298 795 or email info@quickcrop.co.uk if you need more information.

What If I'm not in at time of delivery?
The driver will leave a note with the depot contact number. Delivery can be arranged for the next day or a later date. The driver will not leave the parcel without a signature however they can leave your parcel with a neighbour if instructed to do so in our notes section at the checkout stage on the website. Alternatively if you are not home after Parcelforce/GLS have attempted delivery on 2 consecutive days they will leave a note to let you know that your parcel has been left at your local Post Office for collection.

I'm ordering several items, do they all arrive at the same time?
All items dispatched at the same time will normally be delivered in one delivery. The exceptions are bulk bags of soil or compost which comes in a separate delivery using a different delivery company.

What if my parcel is damaged or I wish to return the goods I have ordered?
Contact our office on 01788 298 795 and we will arrange collection and refund or replacement of faulty or damaged goods free of charge. We have a 'no quibble' policy on damages and will replace immediately once we receive an emailed photo of the damaged item.

If you wish to return an undamaged item for any reason we do charge a collection fee which may vary depending on the number of parcels, each case is different so please call us to arrange. We promise to keep returns fees fair and as low as possible. To arrange a return please contact our sales team on 01788 298 795

Quickcrop Returns Policy

Great customer service is what we are all about. You will never have to worry about damages, the item not being as expected or simply deciding you don’t want the item and you wish to return it. If you've changed your mind about your purchase, please return it in its original condition with proof of purchase within 35 days of receiving your order and we'll exchange or refund it. We will also refund the standard delivery charge, provided you return the full order. If you're only returning some of the items on your order, then we will only refund the cost of those items. We do not cover the cost of returning the item to our warehouse.

Please note that the goods must be returned in the same condition that they left us in so if you have opened your parcel you must ensure it is well enough packed to arrive undamaged.

Damaged Goods Returns
If the parcel is visibly damaged upon delivery, Do Not Sign for the Order. After that just email us on quickcrop@gmail.com and we will do the rest. Obviously it is not always possible to spot a damage in that moment of delivery so don’t worry. As soon as you open your parcel if the goods are not as they should be just email us a photo of the issue clearly explaining the problem. We will be back to you within the day with a solution. This is normally to arrange a collection at a time that suits you and arrange for a replacement to be sent out. We have very few damages so we act very quickly. Please note the photo is important so we can show the damage to our couriers and be refunded for the delivery cost.

A Simple Return
So you have decided on receipt of the goods that you simply don’t want them. Just email us at quickcrop@gmail.com explaining that you want to return your goods stating your name and your order number. It is your responsibility to return the goods to us but once they have been received and checked at our end we will issue the refund minus the original delivery charge.

European Returns
Customers outside of the UK and Ireland are covered by the damages Returns policy above. If you want to return your goods due to the fact that you no longer want it you simply email us on quickcrop@gmail.com and let us know. You will then need to return your goods to the following address and once it arrives back to us in the condition it left us we will refund you the cost minus the original delivery charge.

The address for UK & European Returns is:
Quickcrop Ltd – Meteor Space - 7 Corchoney Road, Cookstown, Tyrone, Northern Ireland BT809HU

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