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Potato 'Salad Blue'

Solanum tuberosum

Tender Tuber

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Maincrop.

Potato 'Salad Blue' is a vigorous maincrop variety that is more productive than 'Congo' with attractive blue/ purple flowers. Contrary to its name, the spectacular blue, floury flesh, of this unusual coloured potato is best suited to baking, roasting, mash, boiling or chips. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



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
Flowering Period:
April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1kg of potato tubers

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £4.99
    • 2kg of potato tubers

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £7.99
    • 4kg of potato tubers

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £12.99

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. Maincrop varieties can be harvested approximately 20 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.

Reviews
  1. Crispy blue roasties

    By philip dickinson 09-09-2015

    I'm going to increase the area dedicated to growing salad blue next after having grown just a few plants for the last 3 years. Unlike some other blue potatoes these keep their colour well after cooking and do not take on the look of zombie potatoes! Be careful with boiling and steaming though, they fall apart very suddenly and ignore their name, they are normal maincrops with no special growing considerations other than the fact that you can't tell if they have greened until you peel them. They look really fab on a roast dinner, adding an extra colour and make excellent tasty roast potatoes.

    Ryan
    09-09-15

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am glad to hear that you have been happy with your order. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

  2. Not Just a Pretty Tater!

    By Harriet Phoenix 06-09-2014

    Grew these mainly out of curiosity. Since I use potato bags the yield wasn't huge, but I had enough to make (blue) chips and (lavender) mash. Both were excellent! The potatoes themselves were very striking to look at, dark purple skin with marbled white and purple flesh. Great potato overall, these are definitely going into the rota!

    Natalie
    08/09/14

    Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

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