An interesting maincrop potato variety, these wonderful pink potatoes have a long history of use in this country, being cultivated since the mid-1850s. Great in salads and as chips, you will find this potato an interesting addition to your larder. Best results are seen when they are cooked in the skin.
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.