Introduced in 1879, the solanum tuberosum International Kidney potatoes are also known as Jersey Royals when grown in Jersey- however Jersey claim to have very specific soil conditions that make their potatoes special, so they are given an alternative name elsewhere. The potatoes have a kidney shape with creamy flesh and skin with shallow eyes. They are a second early variety potato, however if left in the ground for longer they will bulk up to be harvested as a maincrop. The International Kidney has a great distinctive, almost buttery taste, and can be boiled or used in salads.
Potatoes are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:
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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