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Potato 'Beginners Collection'Solanum tuberosum

2 Options from £16.99

Tender Tuber
What is Tender Tuber?
Plant that grows from an underground storage organ. Generally supplied in a
dormant condition with no top growth. Susceptible to damage
or death at temperatures below 5C.
1 Reviews

Collection comprises:

b>Potato 'Rocket' (First Early) - Almost round, white skinned and fleshed tubers.

b>Potato 'Pentland Javelin' (First Early) - Waxy-textured tubers with white skins and flesh that is ideal for boiling as a salad or new potato.

b>Potato 'Lady Christl' (First Early) - Very early, smooth oval, pale yellow skinned tubers with creamy flesh that remains firm on cooking.

b>Potato 'Kestrel' (Second Early) - Producing tubers of consistent size and shape, with attractive, smooth skins and violet eyes.

b>Potato 'Desiree' (Early Maincrop) - The world's most popular red potato, with pale yellow, firm waxy flesh.

b>Potato 'Cara' (Late Maincrop) - Creamy skin and striking bright red eyes.

6kg of potato tubers - 1kg of each variety £16.99 Out of Stock
12kg of potato tubers - 2kg of each varietySave £11.95 £36.94 £24.99 Out of Stock
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews

First early, second early, maincrop.

Our choice of reliable, easy to grow varieties for both the beginner and the enthusiast. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


Please note: This collection CANNOT be sent to Northern Ireland or Eire.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Potato 'Rocket' (First Early) - Almost round, white skinned and fleshed tubers.
  • Potato 'Pentland Javelin' (First Early) - Waxy-textured tubers with white skins and flesh that is ideal for boiling as a salad or new potato.
  • Potato 'Lady Christl' (First Early) - Very early, smooth oval, pale yellow skinned tubers with creamy flesh that remains firm on cooking.
  • Potato 'Kestrel' (Second Early) - Producing tubers of consistent size and shape, with attractive, smooth skins and violet eyes.
  • Potato 'Desiree' (Early Maincrop) - The world's most popular red potato, with pale yellow, firm waxy flesh.
  • Potato 'Cara' (Late Maincrop) - Creamy skin and striking bright red eyes.


Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the ground Potato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags How to stop blight


Patio, Kitchen Garden

Tender

Full sun

Up to 60cm (23.6in)

Up to 60cm (23.6in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

6kg Of Potato Tubers - 1kg Of Each Variety (T72362P)
12kg Of Potato Tubers - 2kg Of Each Variety (T72361P)

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Harvest Months

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. First early varieties can be harvested approximately 10 weeks from planting when the foliage begins to turn yellow and die back. Second earlies will be ready 13 weeks from planting and maincrop varieties after 20 weeks.

Plant first early potato crops from the end of February and second earlies and 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 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.

Delivery

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 delivery charge of £1.95.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

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Reviews

Potato Beginners collection 2011-08-16

I have never grown potatoes but now have an allotment! The large bramble and nettled covered bank at the end was cleared and planted with this collection. My health prevents me from serious digging but I have a post hole borer and 'dug' 60 1ft deep holes! The tubers went in with good old garden compost filing the hole. I am now half way through harvest and, though not as high a yield as perhaps some of my allotment colleagues doing it properly, I am still managing a sackful of each variety with no earthing and no watering!!! Brilliant and thanks to T&M for the trial size packs. I now know what I want for next years crop!