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Casablanca Seed Potatoes (First Early)


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Good for chips!

This is a relatively new variety that makes very good chips or potato wedges. It’s a first early variety so can be planted in March harvested in June/July. We’ll be dispatching in late January/February so that you can chit your potatoes ahead of planting.

Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10

Variety: Casablanca (First Early)

In the Kitchen: It is excellent for baking & roasting, and for chips.

Delivery: We start shipping seed potatoes in February

Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Feb through to April/May. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

Planting/Growing Advice: Potatoes need a bit of depth, you can grow them in the ground, raised bed or in a deep planter. These should be planted in spring. If you receive them in Feb/Mar, it is best to chit them before planting out in late March/April. If received in April/May you can plant straight away without chitting.

For earlies we recommend planting 30cm apart with 40-50cm between rows and for second earlies and main crops we recommend around 40cm apart with 75cm between rows.

When to harvest: Earlies are usually ready when the flowers open and Maincrops are ready when the leaves have died. Look for these telltale signs to know when your spuds are ready, and then doublecheck by carefully scraping away the earth with your hand or a trowel to see that they’re a good size for harvesting.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

You want well dug soil that is moisture retentive in a nice open position. Potatoes also prefer slightly acidic soil.

Can be grown in....

Potatoes need a bit of depth. You can grow them straight in the ground in a raised bed, or in a deep planter. We’ve known Rocketeers to grow their spuds in a stack of old tyres or even in an old wheelbarrow.

How far apart?

Earlies: about 30cm (12in) apart with 40-50cm (16-20in) between the rows

Second earlies and maincrops: about 38cm (15in) apart with 75cm (30in) between the rows.

Looking after your plants....

You’l get loads more from your potato crop by following the tips below:


If planting straight into the ground...

If planting straight into the ground,  you’ll need to dig a trench approximately 15cm deep, and place your potatoes into the trench and then cover with soil.


If planting in containers...

If planting in containers, choose one that’s at least 30cm deep and wide. Half fill the container with multi-purpose compost or good quality, fertile garden soil. Place two seed potatoes on top of the compost and cover with another 10cm of compost.


Earth them up

As the shoots appear, earth up each plant by covering it with a layer of soil so that the shoots are just buried. Continue to do this at regular intervals and by the end of the season each plant will have a small mound around it about 15cm (6in) high. (This is done to prevent light getting to the potatoes, which would turn them green. It’s also good for keeping weeds down!)


Watering them

Potatoes are binge drinkers! So, water them well as soon as you plant them and after that, give them a thorough watering occasionally during dry spells to keep them happy.

Storage Tips

Earlies won’t keep very long – you’re best to dig ‘em up as you want them. The best way to keep maincrop potatoes is in a paper sack, or hessian, in a dark, cool place. They’ll keep for a good few weeks like that.

Ways to cook

The key to cooking potatoes is choosing the right variety for the right method of cooking…floury potatoes lend themselves to roasting and mashing.

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