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2kg 'Swift' Seed Potatoes | Maincrop

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2kg "Swift" Seed Potatoes

As the name suggests, solanum tuberosum Swift potatoes are best known for their ability to produce the earliest harvest of all potatoes. The plants produce a good crop of oval-shaped potatoes with thin light brown skin, a waxy texture and only a few shallow eyes, making them easy to peel. The potatoes are a great all-rounder in the kitchen, but work best as new potatoes for boiling, or eating in salads. The plants have a short foliage and bushy habit- making them ideal for container growing- plus great resistance to diseases and pests.

Variety Information

Size 2kg Bag
Type First Early
Hardiness Protect tubers from frost
Planting Time March - April
Planting Depth 10cm (4 Inches)
Planting Distance 25cm (10 Inches)
Harvesting Time June - August
Uses Boiling, Salad

Features

High Yield
Good Taste
Great Look
Fast Growth
Good For Container Growing

Planting Tip

Encourage shoots to sprout before planting by "chitting"- place in a cool, light area to allow growth.
How Your Plant Will Arrive
Planting Requirements
Planting Guide
Planting Essentials

Potatoes are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: protect 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: remove weeds and large stones and dig in plenty of fertiliser or manure.

Planting Distance: plant seeds around 25cm (10in) apart, around 10cm (4in) deep into the soil. Rows should be around 60cm (2ft) apart.

Pest Control: ensure good soil sterilization, rotational practices, and crop nutrition to reduce risk of pests.

Watering Requirements: water regularly, particularly during dry weather.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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Our tubers are all harvested at just the right time to ensure they are of the best quality and size. With careful handling and specialised packaging, you can feel confident that they will arrive in perfect condition!

When Your Plants Arrive…

  • Unpack your plants: Preferably straight after they arrive, you should carefully unpack your plants. They may appear slightly tired after their journey, however they will soon perk up again.
  • Identify each plant: Each type of plant (but not each individual plant) will be clearly labelled. Lay them out into their respective plant types (such as wild rocket, cauliflower, or peas).
  • Provide a drink: The roots of your plants may be dry, so provide all of them with a nourishing drink of water. Ensuring that the roots are stood upright, submerge the roots of each plant for a few minutes in a container of clean water.
Planting Your Vegetables or Herbs…

  • Their position: For the best results, plant your vegetables in a site that receives full sun.
  • Soil types: You should always avoid waterlogged soils. This is because they can lead to root rot and compacted surroundings, which will hinder your vegetables’ growth.
  • Planting distance: Plant your plugs between 15 - 20cm apart, and keep their stems level with the soil. Each row is best spaced 15 - 30cm away from one another.
  • Watering requirements: Water when planting, and also during periods of drought.
  • Hardiness: Our trusted nursery staff will attentively care for your vegetables, and only deliver them when it is warm enough for them to be planted in your garden.
More Information
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Type Maincrop Potatoes, Seed Potatoes
Supplied As 2kg Bag

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