1kg 'Desiree' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop

Code: PL9410
1kg 'Desiree' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop
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1kg 'Desiree' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop

1kg "Desiree" Seed Potatoes

Originating from Holland in 1962, the solanum tuberosum "Desiree" potato is the world's most popular red potato. Highly versatile in more ways than one, the Desiree bulks up early in the season so can be treated as an early maincrop potato, however when left in the ground longer it can produce very large potatoes! A good all-rounder in the kitchen, they can be baked, mashed, or roasted, and stay in one piece better than most when boiled. The Desiree plants have good overall disease resistance and are particularly good at withstanding droughts.

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, Chips


Great Look
Excellent Taste
Good Disease Resistance
Drought Resistant

Planting Tip

"Chit" the seeds before planting by placing them in a cool, light area and allowing them to sprout.
Optional Extras Selected items will be included with your purchase

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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