1kg 'Rooster' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop

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1kg 'Rooster' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop
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1kg 'Rooster' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop

1kg "Rooster" Seed Potatoes

Originating from Ireland, the solanum tuberosum "Rooster" potato is hugely popular due to its distinct look and versatility. This late maincrop variety is easily recognised by its characteristic red skin. The ovular tubers have shallow eyes and pale yellow dry floury flesh. These potatoes are great all-rounders in the kitchen, lending themselves well to boiling, baking, roasting, and making chips.

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


Distinct Look
Great Taste

Planting Tip

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

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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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