Family run potato growers throughout Tayside & Fife



  • Attractive short oval tubers
  • Table & Pre-pack markets.
  • High yields of red parti-coloured potatoes

Osprey is a 2nd early potato. Osprey produces good yields of bold bright tubers with good all
round cooking quality. Known for its uniformity and good-looking tubers, it has good potential for both prepack and table markets in UK. Cream waxy flesh, excellent flavour and texture.

Husbandry Guidelines

This information is intended to give growers a broad understanding of the variety and its growth requirements; it was last updated on November 2021 Please consult your own agronomist for the best practice on your farm and your end requirements.

Pre Planting

We recommend all seed should be removed from the packaging at the earliest possible opportunity and no later than 5 days after delivery. Seed should then be kept in a dry, well ventilated, frost free environment.

Planting and Growing

Osprey produces a moderate tuber numbers per plant and standard spacing is recommended if larger tubers are required. 30.0 to 34.0 cm spacing or thereby, depending on local conditions, which is around 38 to 40,000 per ha. With appropriate nutrition very high yields per plant are possible, The plant sets it’s tubers in a normal position around the mother seed so your standard planting depth is appropriate.

Harvest and Storage

Osprey stores well. To maintain a good skin-finish in store, try to keep the relative humidity low and minimise free moisture, especially during the curing period.