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Rocket First Early Seed Potatoes

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A pure white, high yielding First Early Seed Potato.

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Description

Rocket Seed Potatoes delight gardeners as a very early Summer crop.

With high yields, Rocket Seed Potatoes can be harvested between June and July and are particularly well known for their good disease resistance, especially against golden eelworm.

This pure white new potato can also be used to accompany Summer salads and can be enjoyed hot or cold.

  • Ideal for salads, mashing, boiling and roasting
  • British grown Seed Potatoes
  • An ideal early cropper

Planting Guide:

We recommend planting First Early potato tubers, such as Rocket, 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.