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Seed Potato 'Bambino '(Organic) - 1kg

Marshalls

£4.79 was £5.99

Catalogue Code: 1050-7505

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NEW for 2022. Early maincrop potato ‘Bambino’ is ideal for boiling, sautéing and salads. This tasty variety produces a good harvest of small smooth tubers with creamy flesh and a waxy texture. Good disease resistance. Certified organic.

Key Features

  • Disease resistant
  • Prefers full sun

Pack Contents: 1kg Pack of Seed Potato (Approx. 10 -15 Tubers)

Size: Fully established spread: Approx. 40cm

Height: Fully established: Approx. 1m

Description

  • Early maincrop potato
  • Good harvests of small oval potatoes
  • Ideal for boiling, sautéing and salads
  • Good for organic growers
  • 2kg bag of seed potatoes delivered to your door

Early maincrop potato ‘Bambino’ is ideal for boiling, sautéing and salads. This tasty variety produces a good harvest of small smooth tubers with creamy flesh and a waxy texture. With good resistance to blight, scab and blackleg, it’s ideal for organic growers.

These seed potatoes have been certified as organic by the Soil Association, the UK’s leading organic certifier.

How you will receive your potatoes:

Selected by our team of experts and sent from our nursery, you will receive seed potatoes in early January in a breathable net bag that can be recycled as for plastic bags. This keeps the potatoes together in a pack that is nice and airy – perfect to keep them healthy while in transit.

Can’t plant straight away?

Ideally, you should aim to start chitting your potatoes (see below) within a week of receiving them, but if this is not possible, store them in a cool, dark place until you are ready to use them.

Planting tips and hints:

Around 4-6 weeks before planting, it’s a good idea to ‘chit’ your seed potatoes, especially first and second early potatoes. To do this, place them in a cool, bright place with most of the ‘eyes’ pointing upwards to allow shoots to sprout. The shoots should be dark green or purple. If the shoots are white and spindly, move the potatoes to a cooler, brighter spot.

Meanwhile, prepare the soil for planting. Use a shovel to dig in soil conditioner.

Once the shoots are around 2.5cm long, the potatoes are ready to plant. Remove all but the strongest two shoots from each potato.

Use a trowel to make holes around 12cm deep and plant a potato in each hole with the shoots pointing upwards. Add a general purpose fertiliser when planting. When shoots appear, earth up the potatoes by mounding up soil around the stems to create a ridge. Repeat as the plants grow until the ridge is around 25cm high.

Water regularly in dry periods, especially around flowering time.

Harvest first early potatoes in June or July, second earlies in July-August and maincrop potatoes from late August-October once their leaves have yellowed.

Click here to view our full Potato Growing Guide.

Growing Calendar

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