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Kestrel Second Early Seed Potatoes (2kg bag)

EAN: 5015882242184 | MPN: VAC448

£4.49

A well known Second Early variety known for taste and size.

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Description

Kestrel Seed Potatoes are a thoroughly recommended Second Early variety for superb taste and regular size.

With unusual purple skin patches, Kestrel Seed Potatoes can be harvested between July and September for outstanding flavour, whether mashed, baked or boiled.

  • 2kg bag of Kestrel Seed Potatoes (approximately 20 tubers)
  • British grown Seed Potatoes
  • Great for pots and containers

Planting Guide:

We recommend planting Second Early potato tubers, such as Kestrel, 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.