1kg 'King Edward' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop

Code: PL9411
1kg 'King Edward' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop
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1kg 'King Edward' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop

1kg "King Edward" Seed Potatoes

The classic Christmas potato, the solanum tuberosum "King Edward" potato is one of the oldest varieties of potato, dating back to its introduction in the UK in 1902. These popular potatoes have light brown skin that is adorned with distinctive pink-ish markings around the eyes and creamy-white flesh with a light, floury texture that stays white when cooked. Rated one of the best tasting potatoes, King Edwards are a firm favourite for roasting, however their versatility means they are great for all uses (aside from salad). Overall disease resistance is good, with excellent resistance to scab and slugs.

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

Avoid planting in soil where potatoes have grown for two years or more in succession to reduce the risk of disease.
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.

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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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