Growing Calendar for Desiree Seed Potatoes
Delivery: Early January to Late May
Much-loved by home-growers and cooks alike Desiree is a melt-in-the-mouth main-crop red potato with contrasting yellow flesh; it makes mash to die for and those red skins crisp up beautifully when baked.
After harvesting in autumn Desiree stores well in cool, dry conditions so you have an ample supply of this popular potato over the winter. That’s a weight off your mind and potatoes in plastic wrap off your shopping list too.
You can expect heavy crops of quality red potatoes even in a year experiencing drought, which is a relief when we growers have to vie with variable summers here in the UK. Showing resistance to powdery scab Desiree is more likely to be blemish-free for attractive tubers as well as tasty ones.
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.
Excellent in previous years. Chitting evenly
Have only just planted so don't know the resolt yet.
good quality, look good anyway
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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
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
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