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Potato 'Pentland Javelin'

Solanum tuberosum 'Pentland Javelin'

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Also known as

Patata, Papa, Pomme De Terre, Kartoffel, Aardappel

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








6 months to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Potato tubers. First Early. Pentland Javelin


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Potato 'Pentland Javelin' Overview

Solanum tuberosum 'Pentland Javelin' is better known as Potato 'Pentland Javelin'. This cultivar produces good yields of tasty tubers suited for boiling. With compact foliage it is a good variety to grow in polytunnels or growbags where space is limited. This waxy tuber is a first early variety that has a yellow skin and flesh and can also be grown in containers for Christmas day lunch. Plant into containers that can be moved under cover before the first frost. Once the foliage has died down, leave the tubers in the soil until the day you need them. Pentland Javelin is one of the cultivars more resistant to Potato Scab.

Common problems with Potato 'Pentland Javelin'

How to harvest Potato 'Pentland Javelin'

Normally ready 12- 16 weeks after planting, they are best eaten as soon as harvested.

How to propagate Potato 'Pentland Javelin'


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 'Pentland Javelin'

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 and works well being grown in polytunnels.

Other uses of Potato 'Pentland Javelin'

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