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These seeds should ideally be sown this season. All our packets have ‘Sow by Date’ guidance on them, this is the date the seeds should be sown in order to achieve the highest rate of germination. You will still see the same high-quality plants if sowing in seasons after the ‘Sow by Date’ but may see a reduction in germination rate

Seed Potato 'Desiree' - 10 Pre-Chitted Tubers

Marshalls Garden

£7.99

Catalogue Code: 10506917

RHS Award of Garden Merit
Sale price

Pre Order Now - Despatched between 11th and 20th of April

Regular price £7.99

Delivered to you pre-chitted with visible growth from the 'eyes' ready to planted straight away! Get hold of these Desiree seed potatoes, from an attractive red-skinned variety which prove drought resistant- great for dry parts of the country or in particularly hot, dry summers. Best for mash potatoes or wedges with crisp skin and fluffy centre.

Key Features

  • Perfect for pots and containers
  • Disease resistant
  • Prefers full sun

Pack Contents: 10 x Pre-Chitted Tubers

Description

  • Versatile in the kitchen
  • A dependable maincrop
  • Withstands droughts

Fond of home-growers and cooks Desiree is a main-crop red potato variety that melts in the mouth. With contrasting yellow flesh Desiree makes divine mash for and those red skins crisp up nicely when baked.

After digging up crops in autumn Desiree stores effectively in cool, dry conditions so you have big supply of this much-loved potato. That’s a weight off your mind and you need not depend on potatoes in plastic wrap either.

Pre-Chitted

Chitting seed potatoes is a long honoured tradition and can lead to earlier and larger yields. The process encourages the emergence of shoots before the seed is planted in the ground. We are managing the pre-chitting process for you so you dont have to buy your seed potatoes as early as you normally would and you can receive these at the optimum time for planting.

Additional Info

All our seed potatoes are graded to a size 35mm x 35mm to 55mm x 55mm. This means that the smallest seed potatoes in the sample will not fall through an 35mm square. This does mean there will be various sizes within the pack. More modern varieties are more equal in size but as we want to offer the more unusual and Heritage varieties, these are more variable but we will always supply the weight stated. Any harvest will depend on individual growing conditions but generally smaller potatoes will produce smaller crops and larger potatoes will produce larger crops. But for example 1kg of seed potatoes will produce the same overall harvest whether the seed potatoes are small or large.

You can expect heavy crops of quality red potatoes even in a year experiencing lack of rain, which is a relief when we growers have to withstand the variable summers here in the UK. Showing resistance to powdery scab Desiree is likely to be blemish-free for flawless as well as tasty potatoes.

We recommend you harvest up to four months after planting in spring, 18 weeks to be more accurate. If late frosts are predicted be sure to cover emerging stems with a horticultural fleece to avoid damage.

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.

*Orders to Northern Ireland have an automatic additional £3.00 delivery surcharge applied at checkout. 

Order TypeDelivery ChargeDelivery Charge
Seed only order£2.99If you purchase any other items you'll be charged the standard delivery rate of £5.99
Plants, bulbs & gardening accessories£4.95If 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)£4.95

These items are subject to a delivery multiplier where orders containing 3 or 4 items will be subject to an additional £4.95 for every further 2 items added. This is automatically applied at check-out:

  • 1 - 2 bags £4.95
  • 3 - 4 bags £9.90
  • 5 - 6 bags £14.85
  • 7 - 8 bags £19.80
  • 9 - 10 bags £24.75

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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We regret we are unable to deliver any items outside of some Great Britain delivery addresses. This includes Europe, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland, USA and Rest of World. We will update our website if this changes. 

We now deliver to Northern Ireland, additional delivery surcharges automatically apply at checkout. 

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