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Potato Sarpo Blue Danube (Early Maincrop Seed Potato)

SKU: 49240

1.5kg pack

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Solanum tuberosum

Known as the ‘Blue’ Sarpo, this variety is famed for its excellent resistance to the late blight of potato tubers and also its good, general disease resistance. Quoted as the best roast potato ever, Blue Danube has a high dry matter content, so is perfect for roasting, chipping and baking. Because of its inbuilt dormancy it can be harvested in autumn and then kept in a cool, dark and frost free place right though until spring without sprouting or softening.

We’re excited to introduce three more Sarpo varieties of seed potato – all bred and developed for their great taste and unique blight resistance. Whether for the veg garden at home or larger scale plantings in the allotment, we know you’ll enjoy harvesting these delicious, freshly dug spuds.

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.

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