Desiree  Seed Potatoes | Maincrop 2kg bag
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Desiree Seed Potatoes | Maincrop 2kg bag

Desiree is the potato celebrities can not get enough of for the perfect roast potato! They produce oval red skinned tubers with pale yellow flesh, not only do they make the perfect roasts, but they are extremely versatile – you literally can do anything with this potato

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Desiree is the potato celebrities can not get enough of for the perfect roast potato! They produce oval red skinned tubers with pale yellow flesh, not only do they make the perfect roasts, but they are extremely versatile – you literally can do anything with this potato – boiling, mashing, baking, chipping and roasting. These potatoes are a heavy cropper and early bulking with a high resistance to drought and good resistance to potato virus Y and powdery scab. Please note they have been known to have a slight susceptibility to spraing.

Maincrop seed potatoes take the longest to mature of between 125 – 140 days, however, they are known for their higher yielding than the first and second earlies, not only that, they are great for storing and using over the winter months.

Our 2kg packs contain between 20 to 25 tubers graded 35 to 60 mm.

Here is an idea for the planting and harvesting times for our maincrop varieties

Planting       Harvesting
Early                February to March Early                                        August*
Normal                               April Normal            September to October 

 

 

* remember harvesting early could lead to smaller potatoes and low yields

Or buy as part of our Brookside Seed Potato Collection. 

 

Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Eating Texture:  Floury
Scab Resistance Rating:  Good
Slug Resistance Rating:  Good
Culinary Uses:  Boiling - Mashing - Baking- Chipping - Roasting

When you receive your seed potatoes, if they are not ready for planting (follow the planting table displayed in each variety) make sure you store these in a cool, dry place, with no direct sunlight, until it is time to plant them.

It’s good practice, especially with First earlies and maincrop, to ‘chit’ the seed potatoes before planting out. A few empty egg boxes are the perfect way to do this. Stand them rose end up where the most dents in the skin are and pop them in a frost-free place with direct sunlight to allow the shoots to start growing. When these reach about 3cm (1ins) they are ready to plant. Find the strongest chits on the potato – around three or four - and rub the rest off before planting. 

For more growing information please see our How To Grow Potatoes.

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Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 24, larger orders via Parcelforce.

Choose your preferred delivery month for January and February deliveries and we will allocate a specific week for you within that month - you will receive an email when we have done this. For March deliveries choose your specific week from the drop down menu.

If you have ordered anything else we will try and send items at the same time for you if this is possible.

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