Justifiably popular salad variety, full flavoured pear shaped yellow spuds with a waxy texture, delicious hot or cold. This variety also has high resistance to foliage and tuber blight. Growing your own potatoes is very rewarding and really easy. They can be grown in your vegetable patch as well as in deep containers or grow bags. When your potato seeds arrive, leave them in a cool, light place until they begin to grow shoots ('eyes'). When there are 2 - 3 'eyes' on the seeds (remove any excess by rubbing them off) they are ready for planting. Shallow plant in March - May in garden soil or soil based compost. Top up the soil level as the stems grow.
Sowing Sow thinly outside in a seed bed 1.5cm (¾”) deep in rows 15cm (6”) apart. Planting Thin seedlings as they appear to 5cm (2”) apart. When the seedlings are 15cm (6”) apart, transplant to the growing site spaced at 45cm (17”) apart. Firm in well and keep watered in drought. Other Instructions To store in winter pull the whole plant and suspend by the stalk in a cool airy place and they will last for several weeks. Cooking Instructions Good for eating raw in salads or coleslaw.
Sowing Sow the seeds thinly in a well prepared seed bed 1cm deep and in rows 15cm apart. Planting As the seedlings appear thin to 7cm apart. When they are about 10-15cm tall, transplant to the growing site about 45cm apart, planting them 2cm deeper than in the seed bed. Water well. Other Instructions Once the main head has been harvested, the plant will produce small heads over the following weeks.