Delicious eaten as a new or salad potato
White skinned variety with creamy white flesh
Shows good disease resistance
Fulfilled and sold by Thompson & Morgan
Out of Stock
Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)
2 Options From£7.99
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Potato ‘Jester’ comes from ‘Vales Emerald’ parentage and shows good resistance to both common and powdery scab, Potato virus A, and even some blight resistance. This productive variety produces high yields of oval, white skinned, small tubers with creamy flesh and shallow eyes. This delicious second early is superb steamed or boiled as a new or salad potato, and can be enjoyed both hot and cold. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
2kg (32-36 potato tubers) (TKA8410)
Plant second early potato crops 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 second early 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 37cm (15"). 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 the potato bags by one third with good quality compost mixed with some well rotted manure. Space 3 seed potatoes in each bag on top of the compost. Fill the bags by another third and place 2 more seed potatoes on top of the compost. Finally cover them with more compost until the bags are full. 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.
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