The Charlotte is a second early variety of potato, planted out in late April or May. They are a high yielding variety and have good flavour whether hot or cold, while remaining firm after boiling. This variety will do well in most soils and has hardy natural resistance to scab and blight. Can be stored well, with the potatoes maintaining their freshness and flavour.
Content: 2kg of seeding potatoes of various sizing, brown paper packaging
Planting variety: second early
Before planting: Be sure to chit your potatoes, leaving them in open air to allow sprouts to grow from the eyes, which are positioned on the blunter end of the potato. Stand the potatoes with the eyes facing up in natural light and plant out when chutes are 1.5-2.5cm in length.
Plant: Plant out once the soil has started to warm up, from April onwards. Plant between 7.5-13cm deep in a trench with a sprinkling of fertiliser and spaced 30cm apart with 40-50cm between rows. Ensure that the potatoes are planted with the chutes pointing upwards. As shoots appear, cover them with a ridge of soil so that a mound of 15cm is present around each plant by the end of the season.