4 delicious potatoes!
Four delicious varieties that are ideal for your allotment. Contains 6kg (4 varieties) -1kg each of Swift, Charlotte, Rooster and 3kg of King Edward:
Swift - Well named, Swift can crop in as little as 7 weeks from planting. The creamy waxy flesh has a delicate sweetish taste! Short top growth allows closer plantings (10" apart). First early variety.
Charlotte - Classic salad potato! Matures as a latish first early, producing good numbers of medium sized oval tubers with a very fine flavour. Very waxy when young and perfect hot or cold. Good blight and scab resistance. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Salad variety.
Desiree - A traditional versatile favourite with its rosy skin and finely flavoured pale yellow flesh. The tubers can become very large and can be baked, roasted or boiled. Maincrop variety.
King Edward - An old favourite. Crops are more modest than some and it requires good soil, but it’s well worth growing as it is unsurpassed for roasting and the floury flesh makes fine mash when steamed. Maincrop variety.
Order Despatch: Potatoes are sent separately, in specially secure cartons, and will be despatched from December onwards, weather permitting. Please note that we monitor weather conditions daily during critical periods and do not despatch when frosty periods are forecast.
IMPORTANT - Immediately upon arrival unpack your seed potatoes and keep them in trays in a light, airy, frost free place to sprout prior to planting in March/April. Planting - depth 10cm (4"); spacing in row - 30-40cm (12-16"); width between rows - 70-75cm (28-30"). Soil should be well-worked and rich in humus (farm-yard manure or garden compost). Earth up two to three times as the top grows, to avoid green tubers. Feed with a balanced fertiliser and always keep your potatoes watered well during dry periods to ensure a good crop. IN PATIO CONTAINERS/GROW BAGS: Try Lady Christl, Swift, Winston, Anya, Charlotte or most early varieties. We recommend one tuber to a 20 litre pot. In grow bags, reduce length by a third to give more depth and plant 2 tubers to a bag. If growing this way, the compost will need to be well watered. If any potatoes come to the surface, cover with more compost or black plastic to prevent the tubers turning green.
Immediately upon arrival, unpack your seed potatoes and keep them in trays in a light, airy, frost-free place to sprout prior to planting from February to early May depending on variety.
TOBY'S TIP: You don't have enough space to grow potatoes? Did you know it's so easy to grow them on the patio.
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