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Potato 'Desiree'Solanum tuberosum

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Tender Tuber
What is Tender Tuber?
Plant that grows from an underground storage organ. Generally supplied in a
dormant condition with no top growth. Susceptible to damage
or death at temperatures below 5C.
1 kg of potato tubers £4.99 Despatch: by end of January 2020
2 kg of potato tubers £7.99 Despatch: by end of January 2020
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Video
  • Maincrop

A hugely popular red potato with pale, yellow, firm and waxy flesh. Early maincrop Potato 'Desiree' has become a supermarket favourite for its versatility in the kitchen - roast, bake, boil or mash it. This well loved variety is reliable in the garden too with particularly good drought resistance. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


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How to plant and grow potatoes


Kitchen Garden

Tender

full sun

60cm (24in)

60cm (24in)

1 Kg Of Potato Tubers (72326)
2 Kg Of Potato Tubers (T72325P)

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Harvest Months
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. Maincrops can be harvested 20 weeks from planting when the foliage begins to turn yellow and die back.
Plant maincrop potatoes in 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 spacing of 45cm (18”). Rows should be set out 75cm (2',6”) apart. Place the seed potatoes into 10cm (4”) deep trenches and backfill the soil to refill the trenches. If risk of frost threatens, protect emerging shoots by drawing some soil over the top of them. Where space is limited, try growing potatoes in potato bags on the patio.

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