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Solanum 'Desiree' | Seed Potato

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1kg "Desiree" Seed Potatoes

Originating from Holland in 1962, the solanum tuberosum "Desiree" potato is the world's most popular red potato. Highly versatile in more ways than one, the Desiree bulks up early in the season so can be treated as an early maincrop potato, however when left in the ground longer it can produce very large potatoes! A good all-rounder in the kitchen, they can be baked, mashed, or roasted, and stay in one piece better than most when boiled. The Desiree plants have good overall disease resistance and are particularly good at withstanding droughts.

Planting Tip

"Chit" the seeds before planting by placing them in a cool, light area and allowing them to sprout.
  • Great Look
  • Excellent Taste
  • Good Disease Resistance
  • Drought Resistant
  • Versatile
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.

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.
More Information
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No

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