WALKERS SEEDS & PAINTS

90/94 Frances Street, Newtownards. BT23 7DY

Tel: 028-9181-3971  email: seedsandpaints@btconnect.com

2017 SEED POTATOES
ALL SEED POTATOES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. SOLD ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. SO GET YOURS EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
 

FIRST EARLY SEED POTATOES

 

HOMEGUARD: Our most popular first early potato. Good crop and fine, floury flavour. That new potato taste.

SHARPES EXPRESS: 100yr old with a unique firm new potato taste. Floury.

NOT AVAILABLE  CASABLANCA: White skin. Clean, smooth tuber with

shallow eyes. Quite dry, floury. Good for chipping, baking, boiling or in salads.

Good disease & scab resistance. In perfect conditions will be ready in 2

months. Ideal for pots.

DUKE OF YORK:  Firm yellow tubers with excellent dry flavour. Early

potato with a fabulous flavour. Good for boiling and general use.

RED DUKE OF YORK: Good cropping red skin with white flesh.

Floury.

NOT AVAILABLE  EPICURE: White skin with a cream flesh.

Excellent flavour. Floury, new potato. Good for steaming and boiling.

Recovers well from frost.

NOT AVAILABLE  FOREMOST: Can be used as a first or second early.

Waxy, white tasty potato. Not usually attacked by slugs. Best boiled.

NOT AVAILABLE  PENTLAND JAVELIN: White skin and flesh.

Waxy salad/new potato. Good all round disease resistance.(especially eelworm).

NOT AVAILABLE  ROCKET: White skin & flesh. Heavy cropping and fast

growing; ready in 12 weeks. Slightly waxy. Good disease resistance. Well

suited to growing in bags.

NOT AVAILABLE  SWIFT: One of the fastest maturing potatoes available.

Produces a good yield in 8 weeks. Great for containers or bags. Does not like

drought. With light brown skin and cream to yellow flesh, it is a good

general use potato.

NOT AVAILABLE  WINSTON: Firm texture. Low dry matter, waxy. Good all

round potato. Disease resistant.

 

SECOND EARLY SEED POTATOES

ALDO: Second Early/Maincrop. Good dry floury potato, new introduction to our varieties.

BRITISH QUEENS: Balls of flour. Unique flavour. Dry.

CHARLOTTE: SE/MC. Yellow flesh. Waxy. Holds shape well once boiled. Salad type.

NOT AVAILABLE  ESTIMA: Large oval tubers with light yellow skin & flesh. Waxy. High yielding with good resistance to drought. Perfect for baking and roasting.

NOT AVAILABLE  MARIS  PEER: Creamy yellow flesh. Waxy with great flavour. Doesn’t disintegrate on cooking.

SAXON: Firm and yellow in colour. High yielding, disease resistant, general purpose variety. One of the best tasting in the modern varieties of potatoes.

NOT AVAILABLE  NADINE: SE/MC. White flesh with smooth skin. Firm, waxy flesh can be sliced with a bacon slicer. Perfect for dauphinoise potatoes. Eelworm resistant.

 

MAIN CROP SEED POTATOES

ARRAN VICTORY: One of the most floury potatoes available. Blue, loose skin with white flesh. Perfect for roasting.

NOT AVAILABLE  DESIREE: Large tubers with a waxy texture. Excellent baker or mashing potato.

DUNBAR STANDARDS: Dry and floury when boiled. Excellent yield.

PENTLAND SQUIRE: Large potatoes with light skin and white flesh. Floury.

GOLDEN WONDER: Long oval tubers with a russet skin. A floury and  intense flavoured potato which

improves through storage.

KERRIS PINKS: Perfect for heavy ground. Has an excellent taste. Very floury traditional taste.

NOT AVAILABLE  KING EDWARD  / LATE MAIN: White flesh with a floury texture. Perfect for roasting. Good resistance to scab and slugs.

MARIS PIPER: One of the best all round main crop potatoes. Excellent for making your own chips. Floury.

NOT AVAILABLE  MAXINE: SE/MC. Bold red skinned tubers with white, waxy flesh. Good resistance to drought, black leg and eelworm. High yielding.

NOT AVAILABLE  MOZART: High yielding red skinned with yellow flesh. Perfect for mashing & roasting. A great all round potato. Good pest and disease resistance (including slug and eelworm) Waxy.

NOT AVAILABLE  PINK FIR APPLE: Wonderful yellow nutty flavoured flesh. Waxy, unusual knobbly cigar shaped tubers, ideal for salads or can be fried whole.

NOT AVAILABLE  VALOR  /  LATE MAIN: Blight resistant, very late maturing, heavy cropping, floury and good for roasting.

 

POTATOES SOLD IN

LOTS OF:

10 FOR £2.00

25 FOR £3.50

50 FOR £5.50

LARGER QUANTITIES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

 

VEGETABLE SEEDS

We are seed specialists who are here to help you. If you have never grown vegetables before, (or for a long while), we can recommend a few easy items to start with. You do not need to start on a large area, you can start on a small plot or with some containers.

If you are a regular vegetable gardener or growing on a larger scale. We stock a variety of products for the vegetable plot or allotment.

Broad beans

Bunyards Exhibition

BROAD BEANS

BROAD BEAN, BUNYARDS EXHIBITION: An old favourite amoungst growers, heavy cropping and reliable.

BROAD BEAN, DREADNOUGHT: A longpod which is recommended for exhibiting as the pods are well shaped and extraordinarily long.

BROAD BEAN, WITKIEM MANITA: Heavy cropping bean which can be sown in autumn or spring/summer. Good flavour.

BROAD BEAN, GREEN WINDSOR: Heavy cropping and argueably the best tasting broadbean. But it is harder to find. It is the parent of many other varieties of broad bean.

BROAD BEAN, THE SUTTON (DWARF): The most popular of the dwarf varieties - it has received much praise. Can be sown spring, summer or late autumn.

 

DWARF FRENCH BEANS

DWARF FRENCH BEANS, TENDERGREEN: Stringless variety with medium to long pencil shaped pods. Early maturing & has excellent flavour. Ideal for freezing.

DWARF FRENCH BEANS, CANADIAN WONDER: Old established variety, producing very heavy crops of flat shaped pods.

 

RUNNER BEANS

RUNNER BEANS, ENORMA: Very heavy cropper producing long, smooth and slender pods. Ideal for freezing.

RUNNER BEANS, DESIREE: Stringless with white seeds and white flowers. Suitable for precessing & market. Good quality and length.

 

Garden Peas

Hursts Greenshaft

Mr  R Walker sowing some early peas

GARDEN PEAS

PEAS, GREENSHAFT: 60cm. Another popular 2nd early. The pointed pods are borne at the top of the plant. Resistant to mildew.

PEAS, ONWARD: 70cm. The most popular garden pea – Crops heavily and has good disease resistance. Sometimes classed as an early maincrop.

PEAS, EARLY ONWARD: 65cm. An early version of onward which matures 10 days earlier.

PEAS, METEOR: 35cm. Very dwarf variety suitable for exposed sites. Small yet well filled pods with a great flavour.

PEAS, OREGON SUGAR POD: 100cm. Tall mangetout type. Broad, flat pods. Pick when peas are just forming

PEAS, SUGAR DWARF SWEET GREEN: 65cm. Similar to the oregon sugar pod.

 

Available in standard packets, 250gm & 500gm.

 

Growers quantities available in garden peas & broad beans 2.5kg, 5kg and 10kg & 25kg

VEGETABLE SEEDS
BEETROOT, BOLTARDY: Suitable for early sowing. Excellent quality, medium size roots, superb deep red colour, completely ringless.

 

BEETROOT, CRIMSON KING: Large round roots of excellent quality.

 

BORECOLE, DWARF GREEN CURLED: Extremely winter hardy strain. Deep green densely curled heads.
 
CABBAGE, GOLDEN ACRE: Ballhead type from early spring to summer use.

 

CABBAGE, GREYHOUND: Very early compact pointed hearts, can be grown close together.
 
CHRISTMAS DRUMHEAD: Supberb maincrop variety producing large solid heads of dark green colour. Sow late may for autumn cutting.
 
CARROT, CHANTENAY RED CORED: Broad shouldered half long pointed roots, super quality and colour.
 
CARROT, AUTUMN KING: Probably the finest main crop variety. Supberb colour, long heavy roots which keep for a long time.
 
CELERY, SOUP (RED) & SELF BLANCHING Varieties available.
 
LEEK, MUSSELBURGH: Best known maincrop variety. Large size and strong growing.
 
LEEK, GIANT WINTER: Excellent late variety with good length stems. Slow to bolt.
 
LETTUCE, SUZAN: Soft butterhead type with good compact heads. Quick maturity for early summer use.
 
LETTUCE, ICEBERG/SALADIN: The true variety. Large open hearted crisp leaves. Not the supermarket type.
 
ONION, WHITE LISBON: Finest quality strain of spring onions for use in salads. Long white stems which are slow to bolt.
 
PARSNIP, WHITE KING: Another new introduction developed at Kelvedon. Semi long uniform roots with supberb creamy white skin and flesh. Outstanding flavour.
 
PARSLEY, TRIPLED CURLED: Carefully produced seed. Very sturdy in growth with good strong stems and densely curled heads.
 
SWEDE, BEST OF ALL: Large growing roots of good shape and flavour. Very hardy.
 
GREEN MANURES: Field rye, crimson and white clover, lupin, mustard, winer tares, alfafa & fenugreek. Perfect for applying to ground to prevent the growth of weeds or dug in adding goodness back into the soil. Whether your ground is heavy or light, acid or alkaline we have a green manure for you.
 

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We have a large selection of Kings Crown seeds and Suffolk herb seeds including green manure.