A popular variety among potato growers due to its natural, earthy flavour and culinary versatility, being well suited for serving either cold or cooked in a variety of ways such as boiling, roasting, baking or chipping due to its slightly dry, firm texture. Easy to grow and store but as with most early season potatoes it is recommended to eat them at their freshest.
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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