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Charlotte Second Early Seed Potatoes

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A popular salad potato variety with a hint of chestnut flavour.

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Description

Charlotte Seed Potatoes are a much loved salad favourite that can be enjoyed hot or cold.

Ideal for boiling and roasting, Charlotte Seed Potatoes have a hint of chestnut flavour and can be harvested between July and September to add a late Summer flourish to your kitchen dishes.

  • Ideal for salads, boiling and roasting
  • British grown Seed Potatoes
  • Awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit

Planting Guide:

We recommend planting Second Early potato tubers, such as Charlotte, outside from March onwards, 10cm deep and 20cm apart in a line. Leave at least 30cm between lines to allow growing space.

Prior to planting, encourage Seed Potatoes to sprout by placing them on a cool, bright windowsill for 4-6 weeks. This process is known as ‘chitting’ and will help prepare the potato tuber for going in the ground.

Once planted, ‘earth up’ the potatoes by drawing the soil up around new shoots to protect them from frost damage and prolong the growing time. Earthing up also protects developing potatoes from sunlight which causes them to turn green and poisonous. Keep potatoes well watered during warm weather.

Harvesting Guide:

When ready to harvest, cut back haulms (plant stalks) to ground level before gently lifting the plant up with a garden fork.

Carefully remove the potatoes from the plant and wash well before use in the kitchen.