Potato Charlotte

£3.95

  • EUR: €4.61

Yellow skin with white flesh, this potato is so good for tasty potato salad.
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Description

Potato Charlotte. Solanum tuberosum.

White skinned variety probably the most popular salad potato in these islands. Very good flavour with a firm and waxy flesh.
Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

How to grow:
Charlotte is a first or second early potato.
In general:
Sow earlies and second earlies from March to April for harvesting from June and at a spacing of 14″ apart and 24″ between rows.
Sow maincrop in mid to late April for harvesting from August and at a spacing of 18″ and 30″ between rows.

Problem solving:
Crop rotation is essential for all potatoes with a space of 5 years between plantings. Feed your potatoes. You can spray the foliage with organic liquid seaweed every couple of weeks, you’ll be amazed at the difference in tuber size. You can also use a garlic foliar spray before blight starts, this helps the plant fight viruses. Spray the underside as well. You’ll want to reapply both the above after rain.
If you do see blighty leaves nip them out, if it’s gets bad take off the stems altogether, the tubers will continue to grow on a little and earth them up if necessary.
Potatoes love a rich fairly loose soil. Deep and well drained with plenty of organic matter. Grow potatoes in a different spot each year helps keep them healthy. Newly dug grassland can hold eel worm, so best to break new ground with something else. They dislike frost, so a warm sunny spot and keep the ground moist, preferably by watering from below.

Favourite ways to eat them:
This variety is particularly delicious as a salad potato. Make your own salad dressing and add a sprinkle of fresh chives.

Cultural history:
A native of south America, cultivated as far as we know up to 10,000 years ago.

Weight: Approx. 12 – 20 tubers per kg.
For customers in ROI we are currently sourcing the best pricing options for delivery.
For postal orders over 9kgs please contact shop@trueharvestseeds.org.

Additional information

Weight 1 g
Dimensions 20 × 10 × 10 cm
Weight

1kg, 2kg, 3kg, 5kg

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