Growing Calendar for Charlotte Seed Potatoes
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Charlotte seed potatoes produce an excellent crop of uniform shallow-eyed, long-oval tubers 50% bigger than other salad varieties.
Tender creamy-yellow flesh remains very firm and has a mouth-watering flavour hot or in salads! Our favourite salad potato and regularly recommended by top chefs!
To get your potatoes off to a flying start it is often recommended that you ‘chit’ them before planting. Chitting PotatoesThis allows stumpy but strong chits (sprouts) to develop on the tubers before planting. Whilst this process is not essential for main crop varieties, it is strongly recommended for First Earlies and, to a lesser degree, for Salad varieties and Second Earlies. To chit seed potatoes, place them just touching in a seed tray or individually in the sections of egg boxes. Make sure the ‘rose’ end (where most of the ‘eyes’ are) is at the top. It is these eyes that will form the chits. Place the trays in a cool, light frost-free environment at a temperature of about 7°C (45°F). The aim of chitting is to produce plump, dark green or purple shoots about 2.5cm (1in) long. Thin, long white shoots are a sign of too much heat and not enough light. If shoots are slow to appear, about 3 weeks before planting move the tubers to a warmer position for a couple of weeks and then back to the original, cooler place for the final week.
Plenty of tubers all good quality
Chitting well. oooooooooooooo
Lots of eyes and in good condition
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