Autumn is a great time to plant potatoes here in Perth, and new stocks of our seed potatoes usually arrive in store then. Available varieties vary from year to year, depending on what's growing well at Bathgate Farm.
Certified Seed Potatoes from Bathgate Farm
When buying potatoes for planting it is best to buy from certified growers, who guarantee that their potato "seed" is disease-free and true to variety. Beware of using potatoes from the supermarket or any other non-certified source as they have often been treated to prevent sprouting and may well bring disease into your garden.
Starting with quality seedis the essence of a successful potato crop.
Our certified seed potatoes are lovingly grown by Andrew and Jocelyn Bathgate, from Bathgate Farm near Albany on the south coast of Western Australia. Andrew and Jocelyn grow potatoes, vegetables and salad crops for local restaurants and farmers markets, andspecialise in unconventional varieties chosen for their flavour and cooking qualities.
Do have a look at our Blog Post for more information on choosing and growing potatoes.