King Edward Seed Potatoes - 2kg 35-60mm
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King Edward Seed Potatoes are one of the most recognised Main Crop potatoes available.
One of the oldest varieties of potato still grown commercially today. It is believed that this 'Heritage Potato' varieties introduction coincided with the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902 and as so was named to commemorate this occasion. Numerous tubers per plant are produced of pink blushed, cream skinned oval potatoes with a cream floury flesh. A kitchen essential for roast potatoes to any cook as they are renowned for their light, fluffy texture that gives rise to a strong, aromatic flavour.
- Ideal for boiling, roasting and making chips
- British grown Seed Potatoes
- An firm favourite for general kitchen use.
We recommend planting Main Crop potato tubers, such as King Edward, outside between March and April, 10cm deep and 20cm apart in a line. Leave at least 30cm between lines to allow growing space.
Prior to planting, encourage Seed Potatoes to sprout by placing them on a cool, bright windowsill for 4-6 weeks. This process is known as ‘chitting’ and will help prepare the potato tuber for going in the ground.
Once planted, ‘earth up’ the potatoes by drawing the soil up around new shoots to protect them from frost damage and prolong the growing time. Earthing up also protects developing potatoes from sunlight which causes them to turn green and poisonous. Keep potatoes well watered during warm weather.
Main Crop Seed Potatoes require a much longer growing time in the ground and would benefit from an added fertiliser during the Summer months.
When ready to harvest, cut back haulms (plant stalks) to ground level before gently lifting the plant up with a garden fork.
Carefully remove the potatoes from the plant and wash well before use in the kitchen.
- When to plant: March, April
- When to harvest: July, August, September, October
- Planting depth: 10-15cm/4-6″
- Spacing: 20-30cm/8-12″
- Soil type: Moist but well-drained
- Soil pH: Acid, Neutral
- Sunlight: Full sun
- Hardiness: Tolerant of low temperatures but will not survive being frozen
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