Solanum 'Cara' | Seed Potato
1kg "Cara" Seed Potatoes
An allotment favourite first introduced in Ireland, solanum tuberosum "Cara" potatoes are known for their distinctive pink eyes set on their smooth, yellow-brown skins. The soft, floury flesh of these oval-round potatoes make them ideal for baking or turning into chips. The plants grow fairly tall, and have excellent resistance to drought, blight, golden eelworm, slugs, and common scab.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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