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Irish Seed Savers


Supporters Organic Seed Catalogue

When you become a supporter of the Irish Seed Savers you are entitled to FREE seeds and FREE potato seeds from our supporter's catalogue. On the left of this page you can download an order form. Please post in your completed order form and we’ ll have your seeds off to you as soon as possible.
All our seed is Open Pollinated, grown in Ireland. Beside each variety a symbol tells you where it’ s been grown:
ISSA − Irish Seed Savers association
S.G. − Seed Guardian
C.O. − Certified Organic


Maincrop potatoes (including early maincrop) take longer to mature than earlies but reward the grower with higher yields. At SeedSavers we plant maincrop in April and keep well earthed up to protect from frosts. Blight can become an issue in August so it is possible to remove the tops in August to prevent infection. Sprays with Equisetum (horsetail) tea also delay the onset of blight. Leave in the ground for 2-3 weeks after removing the tops to get a good "skin-set". Generally, maincrop require more space - plant tubers 12" apart in drills 30-32" apart.

  • Black Bog (Date unknown, Ireland)

    Black Bog (Date unknown, Ireland)

    A very old variety which was thought extinct until rediscovered by Irish Seed Savers. Has been de-virused by the Department of Agriculture's potato facility in Co. Donegal. Produces a tall plant with deeply-coloured stalks, with dark purple tubers that have deep eyes and a deep dent at the heel. Was once extensively grown in the Midlands.

  • Bolivia Yellowhesh (Date unknown, Bolivia)

    Bolivia Yellowhesh (Date unknown, Bolivia)

    Delicious pink-skinned, round potato with yellow flesh; skin turns white after cooking. Produced a high yield of potatoes of a good size, flowered late so may be a late maincrop. Originally from Bolivia (date unknown) and sent to us by the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

  • Dempsey's Darling (Pre-1960, Ireland)

    Dempsey's Darling (Pre-1960, Ireland)

    Out of Stock for 2013
    An interesting selection made by Michael Dempsey in the 1960s. This is a lovely golden potato with reasonable blight resistance and excellent yield. Produced healthy stalks with white flowers. Good flavour and stores well. Seed donated by Michael Dempsey.

  • Mizen (1978, Ireland)

    Mizen (1978, Ireland)

    High-yielding creamy yellow skinned potato that produces long, smooth-skinned tubers with good resistance to foliar and tuber blight. Flesh is white with medium dry-matter content. Mizen is one of the potato varieties bred in the 1970s at Teagasc Oak Park breeding centre in Co. Carlow.

  • Pimpernell (1953, Netherlands)

    Pimpernell (1953, Netherlands)

    An oval / round variety with red skin and white eyes which are shallow. Flesh is yellow and floury with good taste; Pimpernells have a high tuber resistance to late blight with reasonable foliar resistance reported. Steve Marsh recommends spacing tubers at least 2' apart in the row as they carry tubers far from the stalk.

  • Records (1932, Netherlands)

    Records (1932, Netherlands)

    Records have high dry-matter content and good flavour and were once a mainstay of the crisp industry. Somewhat rare now, but still popular among gardeners. Not great against blight but has high resistance to other diseases like powdery scab and soft rot.

  • Tutaekuri (New Zealand)


    Out of stock for 2013
    Donated by Paul Rice, this is a maori variety from New Zealand. It has deep purple russetted skin, elongated tubers, distinctive creamy white and purple flesh, floury at maturity. Good yeilds grown at Capparoe. This variety was called Purple Mystry in our previous seedlist.

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