Potato ‘Rooster’ 2kg

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A very tasty red potato from Ireland which is hugely popular. Late maincrop variety Potato ‘Rooster’ is easily distinguished by its characteristic red skin and shallow eyes. An excellent all rounder, producing oval tubers with pale yellow, dry, floury flesh that is incredibly versatile for boiling, baking, chipping, and roasting. Height and spread: 60cm

Plant maincrop potatoes from March. Prior to planting, ‘chit’ the seed potatoes by setting them out in a cool, bright position (10C) to allow them to sprout.

When growing maincrop potatoes in the ground avoid planting in soil where potatoes have grown for two years in succession to reduce the risk of disease. Prepare the planting area in a sheltered position in full sun on moist well drained soil. Dig in plenty of well rotted manure. Plant potatoes in rows at a spacing of 45cm (18″). Rows should be set out 75cm (2’, 6″) apart. Place the seed potatoes into 10cm (4″) deep trenches and backfill the soil to refill the trenches. When shoots reach 20cm (8″), mound up soil around the shoots leaving just a few cm showing. Repeat this process after a further 3 weeks.

Where space is limited, try growing potatoes in potato bags on the patio. Fill the potato bags by one third with good quality compost mixed with some well rotted manure. Space 3 seed potatoes in each bag on top of the compost. Fill the bags by another third and place 2 more seed potatoes on top of the compost. Finally cover them with more compost until the bags are full. Place the bags in a sunny position and water regularly to keep the compost moist.

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