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Potato 'Late Blight Resistant Collection'

Solanum tuberosum

Tender Tuber

Early maincrop, maincrop.

Potato blight is a widespread disease that can destroy crops in just 10 days, particularly during the warm humid weather of late summer. These resilient early and maincrop varieties have been specially selected for their excellent resistance to late blight, to ensure that your potato crops can reach their full potential. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

  • Potato 'Late Blight Resistant Collection' comprises:
  • Potato 'Sárpo Mira' (maincrop) - With unprecedented blight resistance, and good slug resistance, this variety produces huge yields of tasty, floury tubers.
  • Potato 'Cara' (maincrop) - Oval-round, pinkish, red-eyed tubers with soft moist flesh that is excellent for baking and chipping.
  • Potato 'Athlete' (second early) - Enjoy high yields of pale yellow tubers which won't disintegrate on boiling and maintain their superb taste whether eaten hot or cold.
  • Potato 'Carolus' (early maincrop) - Smooth-skinned pale yellow tubers with attractive shallow red eyes and pale yellow flesh.
  • Potato 'Orla' (first early) - Creamy skinned, pale yellow fleshed, round-oval tubers.
  • Potato'Valor' (late maincrop) - Exceptional yields of quality general purpose potatoes for all culinary uses.


Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

 

4 for 3 on all packs of potato tubers

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Position:
full sun
    • 6kg of potato tubers - 1kg of each variety

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £16.99
    • 12kg of potato tubers - 2kg of each variety

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £24.99

Plant maincrop potatoes from March. Prior to planting, 'chit' the seed potatoes by setting them out in a cool, bright position (10C/ 50F) to allow them to sprout.


When growing maincrop potatoes in the ground avoid planting in soil where potatoes have grown for two years in succession to reduce the risk of disease. Prepare the planting area in a sheltered position in full sun on moist well drained soil. Dig in plenty of well rotted manure. Plant potatoes in rows at a spacing of 45cm (18"). Rows should be set out 75cm (2', 6") apart. Place the seed potatoes into 10cm (4") deep trenches and backfill the soil to refill the trenches. When shoots reach 20cm (8"), mound up soil around the shoots leaving just a few cm showing. Repeat this process after a further 3 weeks.


Where space is limited, try growing potatoes in potato bags on the patio. Fill an 8 litre potato bag to just below the top of the bag with good quality compost mixed with some well rotted manure. Carefully plunge a single chitted potato tuber into the compost with the shoots pointing upwards at a depth of 12cm (5") from the soil surface. Place the bags in a sunny position and water regularly to keep the compost moist.

Weed between rows and keep potato plants well watered throughout the growing season. If the risk of frost threatens, draw some soil up around the stems to protect them, or move potato bags to a frost free position in a shed or greenhouse. Second early crops can be harvested approximately 13 weeks from planting when the foliage begins to turn yellow and die back.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.


For product weight information regarding how we despatch our quantities of potatoes, onions and garlic, please see the table below. Exact weights will depend on the individual variety, as well as the weather and growing conditions experienced by the grower.

ProductAmount
Potato 1kg packApprox. 15 tubers grade 35:55
Potato 2kg packApprox. 30 tubers grade 35:55
Potato 4kg packApprox. 60 tubers grade 35:55

Please note: Exact tuber count will depend on individual varieties, and on the actual weather and growing conditions experienced by the grower.

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