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Solanum 'King Edward' | Seed Potato

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1kg "King Edward" Seed Potatoes

The classic Christmas potato, the solanum tuberosum "King Edward" potato is one of the oldest varieties of potato, dating back to its introduction in the UK in 1902. These popular potatoes have light brown skin that is adorned with distinctive pink-ish markings around the eyes and creamy-white flesh with a light, floury texture that stays white when cooked. Rated one of the best tasting potatoes, King Edwards are a firm favourite for roasting, however their versatility means they are great for all uses (aside from salad). Overall disease resistance is good, with excellent resistance to scab and slugs.

Planting Tip

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


  • Great Look
  • Excellent Taste
  • Good Disease Resistance
  • Drought Resistant
  • Versatile
  • 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
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