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Potatoes can succumb to devastating diseases such as blight, common scab and potato eelworm. Potato minitubers are micro-propagated in sterile conditions and offer gardeners completely disease-free potato tubers. They will produce normal sized potato tubers once planted. Using this new technology allows us to store heritage varieties long-term and quickly introduce new and old varieties.
Potato Minituber 'Vitelotte'
Solanum tuberosum, Potato 'Negresse', Potato 'Truffe de Chine'
Potato ‘Vitelotte’ is our own registered clone of this old French variety that probably originated in the early 1800s from Peru or Bolivia. With the same rich inky purple-black skin and flesh as ‘Congo’, but earlier maturing and with slightly larger tubers. This heritage maincrop variety has a nutty flavour and retains its colour most prominently if steamed in minimal water and not boiled.Visually stunning for mash, chips, crisps, jackets and roast potatoes. 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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