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A blight resistant Second Early variety, Kestrel Seed Potatoes have a sweet taste and are ideal for summer bakers and crispy chips. 2kg bag contains 16-28 tubers.
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Kestrel Seed Potatoes are a great all round variety with excellent cooking qualities.
Featuring natural disease and blight resistance, these planting potatoes have a very attractive appearance of white skin and violet eyes with a consistent size and shape.
These long oval tubers have creamy soft textured flesh with a slightly sweet flavour. They are ideal for mashing and will also excel as chips, roasts and jackets.
Before 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.
Second Early potato tubers, such as Kestrel, should be planted outside from March onwards, 10cm deep and 20cm apart in a line.
Once planted, draw soil up around new shoots to protect them from frost damage and prolong the growing time. Earthing up in this way also protects developing potatoes from sunlight which causes them to turn green and poisonous. Keep potatoes well watered during warm weather.
When ready to harvest, approximately 14-16 weeks after planting, cut back the 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.
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