Orla Seed Potatoes are good for boiling in the kitchen and are easy to grow.
Known for their blight disease resistance, Orla Seed Potatoes can be grown as either a First Early or as an early Main Crop if planted slightly later. Such is their diversity, they can be harvested between June and July or later.
- 2kg bag of Orla Seed Potatoes (approximately 20 tubers)
- British grown Seed Potatoes
- Good disease resistance
We recommend planting First Early potato tubers, such as Orla, 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.
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.