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Comber "Earlies" now available in our Northern Ireland stores

Harvesting Comber potatoes

Our customers in Northern Ireland will be able to buy Comber potatoes from this weekend onwards.

The potatoes are grown in and around the village of Comber in County Down – an area known for its fertile soil and favourable climatic conditions. They have an earthy, nutty flavour and smooth skin.

The growing season is earlier than anywhere else in Northern Ireland which is why they are also called Comber Earlies. They’re one of the most popular varieties in Northern Ireland and gained PGI status in 2012 – a European protection that recognises the high quality and regional significance of the produce.

David Morrow from our suppliers, Glens of Antrim Potatoes, said: "Comber potatoes are known the world over for their high quality and delicious flavour. We’ve been working in partnership with members of the “Comber Earlies Growers Co-Operative” over the last few months to plant and cultivate this local delicacy and we’ve now reached the optimum time to harvest.

“We’re thrilled to be able to share our first delivery of this season’s Comber potatoes with Asda customers this week.”

Posted in News & Blogs on 06 June 2014