Growing Calendar for Marshalls Choice Seed Potato Collection
Delivery: Early January to Late April
Marshalls Choice Seed Potato Collection, the perfect potato collection.
Including Salads - Maincrop - First early and Second Early varieties to give you one of the widest cropping selections and great quality.
PLUS FREE Potato fertiliser!
'Charlotte' 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!
'Rocket' Pure white flesh, which is waxy and soft at first digging. Many customers have been delighted by the earliness, ease of culture and size of crop, praising its uniform, exhibition quality, round tubers.
'Wilja' are an excellent second early, general purpose and boiling potato, with yellow, firm oval tubers. Gives high yields with good disease resistance.
'Picasso' A simply superb maincrop potato! Huge crops of big potatoes ideal for baking or for mash.Good pest and disease resistance. Easy to grow on most soils and ready to harvest from early September.
Get the Very Best from Your Potato Crop with Free Potato Fertiliser.
Our specially formulated potato feed will give you increased yields and strong hard leaf growth that will help resist blight and other diseases. Contains good levels of phosphorous to aid tuber initiation.
Being highly concentrated, a little will go a long way. The fertiliser can be applied in the trench and along the sides as well as a top dressing. It comes in a handy re-seal-able sprinkler dispenser, for safe and easy pouring.
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.
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We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days