The King Edward is a late maincrop variety of potato, planted out in late April. A classic steadfast favourite over the past few hundred years, it is a favourite in the kitchen because of its versatile range of cooking options and great flavour. Also offers natural resistance to scab and slugs. Despite moderate yields the potatoes are of a large size.
Content: 2kg of seeding potatoes of various sizing, brown paper packaging
Planting variety: maincrop
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.