1kg 'International Kidney' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop | Salad

Code: PL9416
1kg 'International Kidney' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop | Salad

1kg "International Kidney" Seed Potatoes

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.

Variety Information

Size 1kg Bag
Type Salad
Hardiness Protect tubers from frost
Planting Time March - April
Planting Depth 10cm (4 Inches)
Planting Distance 25cm (10 Inches)
Harvesting Time July - September
Uses Boiling, Salad

Features

Great Taste
Versatile
Kidney Shape

Planting Tip

Weed between the rows and keep plants watered throughout growing season.
Optional Extras
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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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