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Scottish seed potato merchants who supply the UK horticultural market with top quality seed to grow in their gardens or allotments. We supply garden centres and allotment societies aswell as selling direct to the public.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

British Potato Championships 2012

There is a new championship for the 2012 season.

JBA Seed Potatoes are pleased to announce that the British Potato Championships will be taking place at next years Causey Show.

There will be £100 on offer for 1st prize in 3 seperate classes.

Class one is for a plate of 5 white potatoes.
Class two is for a plate of 5 part coloured potatoes
Class three is for a plate of 5 full coloured potatoes.

The winner of each class will then be put forward to the finals and the best plate will win the grower the title of the British Potato Champion.

Causey show is going from strength to strength and we think it is the ideal place for the championships.

There will be more details to follow very soon.

JBA World Potato Championships 2012

JBA seed potatoes have been confirmed as the new sponsors of the World potato championships that are held at the Dundee Flower show.

There is some major prize money on offer at the show with £250 on offer for 1st prize.

To enter the class you need to have 6 varieties of 6 potatoes on 6 separate plates. The exhibits really do look well at this event and we would encourage people to try and enter this show.

Current world champion Sherie Plumb who is supplied by JBA seed potatoes travels all the way from Essex just to get the chance to exhibit at this major show.

At the same show we will also be sponsoring the Scottish championships. To enter this class you must exhibit 4 varieties with 4 potatoes per plate.

There will be more information about this to follow so stay tuned.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

JBA exhibition potato mix

JBA exhibition standard compost mix

Our latest venture is into the world of compost. I have over the last 2 years mixed up all my own potato mixes to grow exhibition potatoes in which I found to be very costly and time consuming. So my answer is to offer the complete mix as used by the top show growers in the country.

My mix is 80litres of Irish moss peat that is finely graded and screened between a size of 5-15mm so that the mixture allows air through it without compacting. To the 80 litres I add 400grams of TEV 4 fertilizer and 400grams of my finely powdered calcified seaweed alternative.

This is the perfect mix for growing your show potatoes in.

We will offer this in pallet deals or it can be purchased at an individual bag rate.