The first new Scottish potato crop of the year, Ayrshire Earlies, will arrive in Tesco stores starting this week. Supplied from Branston’s site near Perth, the potatoes have held Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status since 2017.
Their Ayrshire Earlies are traditionally grown on a narrow strip of sandy soil that is just a few metres above the high tide line. The first small crop is often harvested by hand as they are particularly delicate. Ayrshire New potatoes are available in Tesco stores across Scotland in 750g packs and as a loose option both online and in store until the end of July.