Potato Sarpo Una (Second Early Seed Potato)
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Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Pack quantity: 1.5kg pack
Item code: 51631
Despatch: From 20th February 2019.
Different to the rest of the Sarpo family, Una is a second early. Ready to harvest as early as mid-June onwards, it is an ideal variety for potato sacks and pots. This waxy, delicately flavoured variety works perfectly as a salad potato hot or cold, or when harvested late it makes for a great baker. The pink tubers also store well. As expected from all Sarpo varieties, it has excellence resistance to late blight as well as a range of other diseases and drought.
Potatoes can be divided into five categories, planted from March to July
1. First Earlies – Ready June to July (earlier in some sheltered areas)
2. Second Earlies – Ready July to August
3. Early Maincrops – Ready August
4. Late Maincrop – Ready September onwards
5. Second Cropping / Late Cropping – Ready September to December
Chitting - The chitting process allows strong green shoots (chits) to develop on the tuber before planting. Although not essential it is particularly beneficial for the earlier cropping potatoes, because it gives the potato a quick start thus cropping earlier. Later cropping potatoes are less likely to need chitting as warmer soil temperatures can make a greater difference. Start chitting by setting the seed potatoes out, side by side, blunt end uppermost, in single layers in seed trays or a wooden box. Place in a light, cool, well-ventilated spot to encourage the development of shoots 2-2.5cm (¾-1in) long, prior to planting.
Potatoes are delivered in 1.5kg bags, each pack containing approx. 15-20 tubers.