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Potatoes for 2016 growing tips
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Seed potatoes on display at theTrading Hut

Seed potatoes in stock January 2016
Broad growing guidelines

Foremost 
1st Early
BOIL  STEAM  SALAD   NEW
Not usually attacked by slugs. Holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Short oval tubers with shallow-medium eyes and slightly waxy firm white flesh of good flavour which does not disintegrate or discolour on cooking.
Will benefit from chitting. Plant in full sun from end February - April/May 10 cm deep, 30 cm apart in rows, rows 60 cm apart. Earth up when stems reach 23 cm above ground. Water thoroughly at least every 10 days (esp when flowering). Height/spread 60 cm. 10 weeks from planting to harvest.


Charlotte
2nd Early - Salad
BOIL STEAM SALAD
RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. This is a salad potato, with yellow-skinned waxy tubers.
Will benefit from chitting. Plant in full sun from March - April 10 cm deep, 30 cm apart in rows, rows 60 cm apart. Earth up when stems reach 23 cm above ground. Water thoroughly at least every 10 days (esp when flowering). Height/spread 60 cm. 15-17 weeks from planting to harvest.


Kestrel       
2nd Early
GENERAL PURPOSE
Can be lifted before time. Gives good yields of attractive, long oval, parti-coloured tubers which have good all round cooking quality. Has good chipping potential, esp. early in the season.
Will benefit from chitting. Plant in full sun from March - late May 10 cm deep, 37 cm apart in rows, rows 60-75 cm apart. Earth up when stems reach 23 cm above ground. Water thoroughly at least every 10 days (esp when flowering). Height 75 cm / spread 60 cm. 13 weeks from planting to harvest.


Nadine  
2nd Early
GENERAL PURPOSE
Grown all around the world for its high yields of oval, cream-skinned and cream-fleshed tubers. In favourable conditions it is indisputably the highest yielding variety in the UK.
Will benefit from chitting. Plant in full sun from March - late May 10 cm deep, 37 cm apart in rows, rows 60 cm apart. Earth up when stems reach 23 cm above ground. Water thoroughly at least every 10 days (esp when flowering). Height/spread 60 cm. 13 weeks from planting to harvest.


Sarpo Mira
Main Crop
GENERAL PURPOSE ESP. CHIPS BAKED ROASTED
Blight resistant and good slug resistance, producing long, oval, red-skinned tubers with white flesh. Smooth skinned with shallow eyes.
Will benefit from chitting. Plant in full sun from March - mid
May 10 cm deep, 45 cm apart in rows, rows 60 cm apart. Earth up when stems reach 23 cm above ground. Water thoroughly at least every 10 days (esp when flowering). Height/spread 60 cm. 20 weeks from planting to harvest.