Seed Potato Salad Blue (Main Crop)
Blue flesh for novelty dishes
A unique and beautifully coloured crop potato, Seed Potato Salad Blue (Main Crop) will be a great bonus to your kitchen garden or allotment. The purplish-blue-skinned and floury-fleshed tubers retain their unusual colour during cooking, making them a wonderful addition to any plate. Despite having salad in its name, this variety is best used for baking, roasting, mashing, boiling or chipping.
Plant Type: Vegetable
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Plants for Pollinators: No
Soil Type: Loam
Soil Drainage: Moist but Well Drained
Sowing / Planting (from - to): Plant March Onwards
Harvesting (Harvesting Period & Instructions): Harvest August/September
Typically Available (from - to): January - May
Chitting potatoes (encouraging the seed to sprout before planting) can lead to an earlier harvest than planting directly into the ground. To do this, place the seed potatoes into an open container such as an egg box, in a light and airy position, protected from frost. The potatoes will grow shoots. Planting-out can take place as soon as the risk of frost has passed in your area (March-May). Dig over and cultivate the ground to be planted, removing any weeds. Raise shallow ridges 60cm/24" apart and plant the seed potatoes into the ridge 12cm/5" deep and 22cm/9" apart. If the potatoes have been chitted, take care not to damage the chits (shoots) as you plant. When the plants reach approx. 20cm/8" tall, draw earth up the sides of the plant (covering the lower leaves). This will prevent light from reaching the newly forming potatoes and encourage a higher yield. Watering regularly will improve the yield and discourage scab from forming.
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