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Potato 'Charlotte' Growing Kit

Solanum tuberosum

Tender Tuber

  • Second early

Distinctive pear shaped tubers with firm creamy flesh and waxy, yellow skin. This popular second early variety makes an excellent salad potato; delicious eaten hot or cold. Tuber size 35/45mm.


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How to plant and grow potatoes


Pack size info: 1kg equates to approximately 15 potato tubers of grade 35:55.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden, patio
Position:
full sun
    • 1 kg of potato tubers + 5 growing bags

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Plant second early potato crops during March. Avoid planting in soil where potatoes have grown for two years in succession as this will increase the risk of disease. Prior to planting, set the seed potatoes out in a cool, bright position (10°C) to allow them to sprout. This process is called 'chitting'.Prepare the planting area in a sheltered position in full sun on moist well drained soil. Dig in plenty of well rotted manure. Plant potatoes in rows at a spacing of 37cm (15"). Rows should be set out 75cm (2',5") apart.Place the seed potatoes into 10cm (4") deep trenches and backfill the soil to refill the trenches. Where space is limited, try growing Charlotte in potato bags on the patio. If risk of frost threatens, protect emerging shoots by drawing some soil over the top of them. When shoots reach 20cm (8"), mound up soil around the shoots leaving just a few cm showing. Repeat this process after a further 3 weeks.
If risk of frost threatens, protect emerging shoots by drawing some soil over the top of them. When shoots reach 20cm (8"), mound up soil around the shoots leaving just a few cm showing. Repeat this process after a further 3 weeks. During the growing season, weed between rows and keep plants well watered during hot periods. Second early crops can be harvested 13 weeks from planting when the foliage begins to turn yellow and die back.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.

The minimum weights as shipped of our packs of potato tubers and onion sets are as follows:

ProductAmount
Potato 1kg packApprox. 15 tubers grade 35:55
Potato 2kg packApprox. 30 tubers grade 35:55
Potato 4kg packApprox. 60 tubers grade 35:55

Please note: Exact tuber count will depend on individual varieties, and on the actual weather and growing conditions experienced by the grower.

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