1kg 'Marfona' Seed Potatoes | Second Early

Code: PL9496
1kg 'Marfona' Seed Potatoes | Second Early

Solanum tuberosum Marfona is a Second Early variety which produces an early crop of large potatoes, which are ideal for baking. It has pale yellow flesh and skin and produces big, oval potatoes with a lovely, mild flavour.

Variety Information

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


Great Taste
The Best Baker
High Yields
Stores Well
Dry Rot Resistant

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.

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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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