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Seed Potato Collection (Christmas Harvest) - 3 x 1kg Varieties

Marshalls

Catalogue Code: 10506726

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This delicious Christmas Harvest seed potato collection contains reliable and tasty varieties, which are perfect for planting in the summer for winter harvests.

Key Features

  • Perfect for pots and containers
  • Prefers full sun
  • Prefers part shade

Pack Contents: 3 x 1kg (Approx 12-15 Tubers) of each variety

Height: 30cm

Description

  • The perfect amount for refilling your potato planter
  • Autumn-cropping
  • Salad-type variety
  • Arrive ready to plant out

This Christmas harvest collection contains 3 1kg bags of the below varieties;

  • Charlotte - A firm, creamy-yellow variety with a mouth-watering flavour, and is perfect hot or in salads! Plant in July, and the excellent shallow-eyed, long-oval tubers (which are 50% bigger than other salad varieties) will be ready to harvest between November and December, just in time for Christmas.
  • Maris Peer - A tasty, salad-type variety that can be used in hearty meals or as healthy sides.
  • Nicola - Produces excellent waxy, oval-shaped tubers. This great roast potato variety has a mouth-watering flavour, and is perfect hot or in salads!

Whether you choose to grow the potatoes in open soil on the allotment, in a veg patch or in a purpose-made potato planter, harvest the crops in late autumn to early winter, just in time for Christmas. Planting these seed potatoes in a well-sized potato planter will enable you to locate it on the side of your allotment, patio, backyard or even on the balcony; wherever is most convenient to you.

To protect your potatoes from frost damage, cover them with a horticultural fleece when temperatures start to plummet at night. If your potato planters aren't too heavy, bring them indoors on cold nights and return them outdoors during the day.

As the stems of the potato plants start to develop, earth up the soil around the base every few days or so. This will discourage the edible tubers from greening-up and will prevent them from becoming poisonous.

These potatoes are happiest when planted in full sun.

Summer Planting Potatoes (Also known as Second Cropping or "Christmas")

These potatoes are specially treated through cold storage from December through to June/July without the use of any chemicals, this cold storages makes them desperate to grow in the warm summer temperatures. It's important to plant these potatoes at the optimum time whilst the days are still long to ensure they grow to their full potential. These specially treated potatoes are often referred to as "Christmas Potatoes" which is slightly misleading as they will in fact be ready to harvest in October and will not grow any larger after then. If left in the ground or containers and provided they are protected from harsh frosts they will happily keep until Christmas providing you with delicious homegrown potatoes for your Christmas dinner.

Growing Calendar

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Delivery

We know how important your garden is to you. We've listened to our customers and introduced a new improved speedy delivery service, meaning Express delivery comes as standard

Order TypeDelivery ChargeDelivery Charge
Seed only order£2.49If you purchase any other items you'll be charged the standard delivery rate of £5.99
Plants, bulbs & gardening accessories£5.99If we need to split your order into separate deliveries we'll only charge one delivery fee
Extra large or long plants & heavy items£9.99These are clearly displayed at check-out
Compost (and any other large or heavy items)£5.99

These items are subject to a delivery multiplier where orders containing 3 or 4 items will be subject to an additional £5.99 for every further 2 items added. This is automatically applied at check-out:

  • 1 - 2 bags £5.99
  • 3 - 4 bags £11.98
  • 5 - 6 bags £17.97
  • 7 - 8 bags £23.96
  • 9 - 10 bags £29.95

If you'd like more than 10 bags of compost please call our Customer Service team who can arrange for a bespoke competitive quote on 01480 774555 (standard network charges apply)

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