Dunbar Standard



Reasonable yields of firm fleshed tubers that have a nice strong full flavoured taste. Good general cooking qualities. Tubers have a lovely earthy flavour, a particularly good baker

Discounts for any combination of 6 tuber nets and 1KG nets. Applied automatically.
Quantity bought Discount per pack Discounted price including delivery
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10 + £2.00 -
  • Chitting is simply waking the seed potato up after its winter dormancy ready to grow.
  • It is definitely a good idea to chit, but to do this you need to get your seed nice and early – maybe January or February if you are in the South of England and March or April if you are in North of Scotland.  The aim is to have your potatoes come through the ground after the last frost in your area as the new plant is susceptible to frost.
  •  Chitted seed will be ready to grow much quicker once Spring arrives and the soil warms up.  Chitted seed should come through the ground in about 2 weeks.
  • If you buy your seed in April or May, however, then there is little or no advantage in chitting since the soil temperature will be ok for planting, though the unchitted seed will take c4 weeks to come through the ground.
  • Remove the seed potatoes from the net as soon as you receive them (as the shoots will grow through the nets and can break if you try to remove them) and put them in an egg carton in a sunny window sill.  The shoots will start to sprout and when they are around an inch long they will be ready to plant.
  • Early Main Crop and Main Crop take around 15 – 22 week respectively to mature.   Main crops can be planted till around mid May depending on where you are in the UK
  • There is a common myth that you can cut the tuber up to give a better yield.  We do not advise this. Tubers have enough stored energy to get to the surface and produce a healthy crop.  By cutting they you are risking the tuber going mouldy as it has no skin to protect it and lower yields.
  • Potatoes like to be watered but not water-logged and so ensure your pot or area has good drainage.
  • Potatoes need a sunny site away from frost pockets – the newly emerging foliage is susceptible to frost damage in April and May.
  • The traditional planting method is to dig a narrow trench 12cm (5in) deep. The seed tubers are spaced 37cm (15in) for maincrop varieties in rows 75cm (30in) apart.  Apply a general purpose fertiliser at this stage. When the emerging shoots come through, you need to “earth” or “mound” them up – this is counter intuitive.  Do this several times.  This encourages downward growth – the new tubers will jostle for space and any growing near the surface will turn green.
  • Small crops of potatoes can also be grown in large, deep containers, and this is a good way of getting an early batch of new potatoes.  Fill the bottom 15cm (6in) of the container with potting compost and plant the seed potato just below this. As the new stems start growing, keep adding compost until the container is full.
  • With maincrops for storage wait until the foliage turns yellow, then cut it and remove it.  Leave for 10 days before harvesting the tubers – this allows the skin to set, leaving them to dry for a few hours before storing.

See our FAQ page for more information on the differences in crop varieties and common problems

These potatoes have a fluffy middle when cooked. They are not only great for family favourites such as ruffled up roasties but also tasty jackets or chunky chips.  Parboiled floury potatoes freeze well.

Click on pictures to enlarge.  Although Maris Piper is mentioned, any floury potatoes can be used in these recipes.

Sticky Orange Potato Cake and Mexican Wedgies


Recipes are taken from the “AHDB – Potatoes more than a bit on the side” site and used with permission.   Click on logo for some more wonderful recipes!  AHDB is a members based programme of which Potato House is a member.

We’d love to see any pics of your kitchen creations on our social media pages – see links at the foot of the page.

Here at Potato House, we net and bag up all our own potatoes.   If a variety says out of stock this could be temporary or indeed we could well be out of stock for the season.  There could be a delay from our store to the web as we communicate this information.

If a product has DELAY TO REBAG on it, it means that we need to check stock and re-bag if we still have some left.  This is not a guarantee that we do have more in stock.

If a product has SOLD OUT for 2021, it really does mean sold out.

Potato House grows around 90 varieties and some are in small quantities and sell out quickly.  We leave these products on our web and if you are looking for a particular variety, we invite you to join our mailing list.  When we harvest in the autumn and know quantities we then will open our web up for pre-orders and let our mailing list know about the varieties.


A late maincrop bred by Mr C. Spence in Scotland and first marketed in 1936. Dunbar Standard produces a high yield of bold, long oval, white-skinned tubers with a cream flesh. Dunbar Standard is a tall, upright vigorous plant. Susceptibility to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis and Globodera pallida .

Parentage Herald x Kerrs Pink

Disease results from independent trials by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

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Pack Size

6 Tubers, 1kg


Seed Potato


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