Shetland Black

£4.00£32.00

Shetland Black potatoes originate from the Shetland Islands where they are first recorded as being bred in 1923. With a very dark purple-black skin and a cream flesh interrupted by a purple ring just under the skin this is an attractive potato with a light, floury flesh. Perfect for roasting, baking, wedging or used to make interesting crisps.

See our blog for some recipe inspiration: Peppered Venison served with Shetland Black potatoes.

* Please note: these are not certified seed potatoes. They’re not sprayed with chemicals so will grow if given the chance but we’ve grown them for eating. We recommend planting them in your oven, not in the garden! *

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Storage and Other Tips

When you receive your potatoes we advise you keep them in cool, dark, dry, frost-free conditions during the winter months. They should keep well for up to a month if stored correctly.

In spring and summer you may prefer to refrigerate them. They will try to grow once the warmer weather starts to arrive as we do not spray our potatoes with any sprout inhibiting chemicals. Kept in stable conditions they will keep well for a week, we advise that you only order as many as you need during these periods.

Our potatoes are not certified seed potatoes (unless explicitly stated). They’re not sprayed with chemicals so will grow if given the chance but we’ve grown them for eating. We recommend planting them in your oven, not in the garden!

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