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Solanum 'Cara' | Seed Potato

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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.

Planting Tip

"Chit" the seeds before planting by placing them in a cool, light area and allowing them to sprout.
  • Distinctive Pink Eyes
  • Versatile
  • Good Pest Resistance
  • Excellent Disease Resistance
  • 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
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

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