Kerr’s Pink Seed Potatoes – Maincrop Variety
A great variety for storing
If you’re keen to grow lots of potatoes and store some to keep you going until Christmas, then this variety is a good shout, although you may need to order two packs to see you through all the way until December! They have a pale pink tint to the skin and around the ‘eyes’ and dry flesh (hence they store well). They are usually ready to harvest in September.
Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10
In the kitchen: It is excellent for roasting, mashing and for making 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.