realfood wrote:They have probably come from a cold store with controlled humidity. Last year, the shops were full of new potatoes from Aberdeenshire, Scotland in Feb and March. I am in Glasgow and there is no way that potatoes would grow outside at this time.
Bingo - thank you Realfood, this seems to be the explanation.
I too was pretty sure I'd seen Scottish New Potatoes just before Xmas. Guess the extra costs of delaying the sale and storage are made up for my the higher price they can get for them.