Home Guard seed potatoes are a heritage variety, well known for their early lifting ability. Introduced in 1942, Home Guard was the main potato during the Second World War and a commercial success due to its consistent high yields of fresh, tasty potatoes.
These seed potatoes have white skins and white flesh, short, oval tubers, with shallow eyes, and are the most common shape for this variety.
Disease-wise, Home Guard has a high resistance to all forms of scab and spraing. Bake, boil, chip or mash them.
First earlies are typically ready for harvesting around 13-15 weeks from planting.