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Potato 'Ratte'Solanum tuberosum

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.

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72% (10 Reviews)

Prized for over 70 years

Unique chestnut flavouring

Does not disintegrate during cooking, making them ideal for boiling

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Height Up to 60cm (23.6in)
Spread Up to 60cm (23.6in)

Tender Tuber

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Description

Second early.

A classic second early French variety which has been prized for over 70 years for its tasty tubers with a distinctive chestnut flavour. Potato 'Ratte' produces long, smooth skinned tubers with white skins and yellow, waxy flesh which does not disintegrate during cooking. Delicious steamed in their skins and eaten hot or cold. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



Useful links:

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


2kg (42-48 potato tubers) (KB4261)
4kg (84-96 potato tubers) (T72354P)
1kg (21-24 potato tubers) (72292)

How to Grow

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 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.

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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.

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 or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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