Potato Royal (Maincrop Seed Potato)
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Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Pack quantity: 1.5kg Pack
Item code: 54036
Despatch: From 9th February 2021.
Royal is the largest variety to be used by McCain - no wonder we think it is the best variety for making delicious golden chips! Being an all-rounder it’s also perfect for crispy roasts and fluffy mash and stores well therefore supplying potatoes right through the winter.
Producing a very tall, strong plant, the tubers are long and oval in shape with a yellow skin and a light yellow coloured flesh. Gardeners that have had problems with potato cyst nematode in the past will be interested to know that Royal has very high resistance to golden potato cyst nematode.
Potatoes are one of the most rewarding vegetables to grow. There’s the nurturing process of chitting, planting and earthing-up, the anticipation of a good harvest as you dig through the soil and, of course, the unbeatable taste of fresh, home-grown, potatoes.
All potatoes (except for maincrops) will benefit from ‘chitting’ prior to planting out. The chitting process encourages the seed to sprout, which then when planted, helps them to establish more readily, leading to bigger crops. Simply place them, blunt end up, in an old egg box until the shoots are approximately 1½ to 2½cm (½ to 1in).
Potatoes are delivered in 1.5kg bags, each pack containing approx. 15-20 tubers.