Comber Earlies

Comber Earlies PGI have achieved recognition alongside some of Europe’s most iconic regional food brands, such as Feta Cheese and the Mighty Melton Mowbray Pork Pie. This means that the humble Comber spud has now achieved a much more salubrious position among its peers.

Only potatoes planted, grown and harvested within the indicated geographical area can be marketed as Comber Earlies. Only potatoes harvested in May, June and July are eligible for the status.

Comber Earlies will not only be recognised by the correct description and having the appropriate PGI symbol but every box or bag of potatoes should be marked with a Plant Health Identification number. This is issued by DARD and is specific to each individual farm. This means that each batch can be traced back to the farm where it has been produced. Ards Borough Council, specifically Environmental Health, are responsible for policing this protocol.