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GardenersDream Marfona - Seed Potatoes (Second Earlies)

  • £11.99
  • RRP £13.99
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  • Supplied as: 2.5kg bag of seeding potatoes
  • Characteristics: A second early variety with a consistently high yield of cream-yellow coloured tubers with waxy skins and subtle flavour which are great for baking or chipping.
  • 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.

A consistent and reliable second early cropper. The ‘Marfona’ Variety is prized for its disease resistance and heavy yields of large cream-yellow, oval shaped tubers. Their texture is firm and waxy though the flavour can be subtle and mild, all of which make this variety great for general purpose cooking such as boiling, baking, mashing and chipping.

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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