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GardenersDream Desiree - Seed Potatoes (Main Crop)

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  • Characteristics: This early main crop Seed Potato is a very popular red variety with light yellow, firm but waxy flesh. It is very versatile when utilised in cooking, with baking and roasting being the most common uses. 'Desiree' will also withstand periods of drought extremely well.
  • Harvesting Period: 'Desiree' will harvest in the months of July - September.
  • Planting Advice: Main crop potatoes should be planted in late March. If potatoes have been previously grown for two years in succession, avoid planting in the same plot. Instead, an area that is sheltered with full sun and moist, well-drained soil is recommended. However, if space is limited, they can also be grown in potato bags on a patio.
  • Care & Maintenance: Keep main crop potatoes away from frost pockets and ensure sunlight is present as much as possible. You should water them regularly, aiming to keep the soil moist and well-drained throughout their growth. Main crop varieties will also benefit from a nitrogenous fertiliser when you earth them up for the second time.

Desiree' Main Crop Seed Potatoes are a popular red variety with light yellow, firm but waxy flesh. Their versatility will come in handy in baking and roasting. The potatoes will also withstand periods of drought extremely well, making them hassle-free to grow. You will find that these potatoes will harvest in the months of July - September. Late March is when they should be planted, in a sheltered plot in the garden where moist, well-drained soil is present. Although, If you have limited space, you can also grow them in potato bags on a patio.

When you grow Main Crop Seed Potatoes, you should avoid planting them in the same plot where potatoes have been grown for two years in succession. The area should be sheltered with full sunlight, moist, well-drained soil and well rotted manure all present. The potatoes should be planted in rows, spaced out by 45cm. The rows themselves should be spaced out by 75cm. Then, plant the seed potatoes in 10cm deep holes and refill them with soil. Once their shoots reach 20cm, mound up the soil around the shoots. Repeat this process after another 3 weeks of growth.

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