The Pentland Javelin potato is a hardy variety that is resistant to almost anything that can be conceivably thrown at a developing crop, from blight, scabs, slugs and spraing. A high-yielding variety that is ideal for roasting and general kitchen use, being a tasty variety offering a versatile range of culinary options.
Content: 2kg of seeding potatoes of various sizing, brown paper packaging
Planting variety: first 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 March 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.