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GardenersDream Acoustic - Seed Potatoes (Second Earlies)

  • £11.99
  • RRP £13.99
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  • Supplied as: 2.5kg bag of seeding potatoes
  • Characteristics: An all-rounder with a strong resistance to blight. It consistently produces high yields of light yellow potatoes, with its waxy texture being perfect for salads and boiling. If left to mature, it will also be a great choice to bake, mash, roast or make tasty chips with.
  • Growing Period: Usually planted from mid-March to April depending on weather. Second early varieties mature in around 4 – 5 months from planting to be harvested in Summer around August.
  • Planting Instructions: Chitting before planting is advised until sprout is about 3cm long. Plant in potato bags or in the ground. Draw soil over or cover the stems and tubers to avoid frost and light damage and help development.
  • Care & maintenance: Plant in a sunny position in fertile soil and water regularly. Susceptible to frost damage so protection is advised via organic mulching and trenching. Good disease resistance but beware of blight damage.

Acoustic is a second early variety of seed potato that is a great, all-rounder. It has a strong resistance to blight and will produce a high yield of potatoes with light yellow skin and waxy texture. They can be used in an array of culinary ways as its texture is great for salads and boiling. If you leave them to mature after harvesting, they will then bring their tasty flavour to any baked, mashed or roasted meals, and make for lovely chips.

Seed potatoes are generally chitted before planting. Anywhere between 2 – 6 weeks before planting is generally the timeframe. Keep the rounded, blunt end of the seed potato facing upwards and under full sun. once the shoots are around 3cm long (1 inch) they can then be moved into their final position in the ground or in potato bags.

Plant in a position with full sun and moist, fertile soil. Susceptible to frost damage so some organic mulch is advised. Mound the soil around the tubers and stems or cover them with a layer of black polythene as they grow to keep them healthy and protected from frost. Water regularly.

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