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First early potatoes are perfect if you want to grow small, new potatoes and should be planted from the end of February to late May. They'll be ready to harvest in about 10 weeks from the planting date. It's a good idea to 'chit' these varieties before planting - this produces long shoots from which the plants will grow. First early potatoes are ideal for growing in potato patio planters or containers.
Potato 'La Bonnotte'
Grown on an island just off the coast of Western France in the Pays de la Loire region, this heirloom variety is the world’s most expensive potato, costing up to £400 per kilo! Only about 100 tonnes of Potato ‘La Bonnotte’ are harvested annually - and due to the delicate nature of the tuber, they must be harvested by hand. Their exquisite taste is due to the algae and seaweed found locally in the soil. We are delighted to have been granted the right to produce minitubers so that our customers can grow this unique early variety at home. Enjoy Potato ‘La Bonnotte’ steamed or carefully boiled as a new or salad potato that can be eaten hot or cold! Height and spread: 60cm (24”).
These minitubers are micro-propagated in sterile conditions under stringent quality assurance controls to produce completely disease-free potato tubers. Once planted they will grow vigorously and produce good crops of normal sized tubers. This new technology provides secure long term storage of heritage varieties and allows rapid introduction of varieties, old and new.
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