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Potato 'Arran Pilot'

Solanum tuberosum 'Arran Pilot'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Potato 'Arran Pilot' Overview

Solanum tuberosum 'Arran Pilot' is better known as Potato 'Arran Pilot'. This cultivar produces good yields of tasty tubers. The waxy tubers of this first early potato have a white skin with a creamy white flesh. They were developed in Scotland during the 30's and is still popular today for its high yield and great resistance to all forms of scab and spring. It is also a good variety for growing in clay soil. Often treated as an annual crop, this is one of the most popular potato cultivars.

Common problems with Potato 'Arran Pilot'

How to harvest Potato 'Arran Pilot'

Normally ready 12 -16 weeks after planting, they can go floury if left in the ground too long. Best eaten as soon as harvested.

How to propagate Potato 'Arran Pilot'


In January or February chit seed potatoes in a cool light room (10C), When the ground is 50C (March/April) tubers can be planted in trenches 12.5cm deep and space tubers 60cm apart.

Special features of Potato 'Arran Pilot'

Crop rotation

For the best results grow in ground that has not been used for potatoes in the last two years.

Pot plant

Can be grown in large containers or potato bags.

Other uses of Potato 'Arran Pilot'

Waxy potatoes have less starch so do not break up when boiled making them also ideal for potato salad and layered potato dishes.


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