1kg 'Cara' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop

Code: PL9408
1kg 'Cara' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop
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1kg 'Cara' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop

1kg "Cara" Seed Potatoes

An allotment favourite first introduced in Ireland, solanum tuberosum "Cara" potatoes are known for their distinctive pink eyes set on their smooth, yellow-brown skins. The soft, floury flesh of these oval-round potatoes make them ideal for baking or turning into chips. The plants grow fairly tall, and have excellent resistance to drought, blight, golden eelworm, slugs, and common scab.

Variety Information

Size 1kg Bag
Type Maincrop
Hardiness Protect tubers from frost
Planting Time April - May
Planting Depth 10cm (4 Inches)
Planting Distance 25cm (10 Inches)
Harvesting Time September - October
Uses Boiling, Mashing, Baking, Roasting


Distinctive Pink Eyes
Good Pest Resistance
Excellent Disease Resistance

Planting Tip

"Chit" the seeds before planting by placing them in a cool, light area and allowing them to sprout.
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Potatoes are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: potatoes are fully hardy and is well suited to the UK's climate.
  • Planting In Pots: only suitable for 20cm deep containers.
  • Position: plant in full sun for best results.
  • Soil Types: it's important to avoid waterlogged soils, which lead to root root, and compacted soils, which retard vegetable growth.

Potatoes are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: protect the potatoes from frost.
  • Planting In Pots: suitable for growing in planters or bags, but make sure excess water can drain.
  • Position: plant in the sun with partial shade for best results.
  • Soil Types: plant in fertile, well-drained soil.

Soil Preparation: ensure the soil is well-drained and dig in plenty of manure.

Planting Distance: plant seeds around 25cm (10in) apart, around 10cm (4in) deep into the soil. Rows should be around 75cm (2ft 6in) apart.

Pest Control: take precautions against cutworms, slugs, wireworms, and potato cyst eelworms.

Watering Requirements: water regularly, particularly during dry spells.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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Our bulbs are all harvested at just the right time to ensure they are of the best quality and size. With careful handling and specialised packaging, we can assure you that your bulbs will arrive in perfect condition.


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