Setanta Organic Seed Potatoes – Maincrop Variety
A fantastic potato to grow!
Setanta is a new Irish variety of potato with the ever-popular Rooster as one of its parent lines. It has a fairly high resistance to blight which makes it a particularly popular maincrop choice (maincrop potatoes tend to be in the ground at around the time blight normally hits, in late summer, whilst earlies have often been harvested already.) Yields are good with red skinned tubers with creamy yellow flesh.
Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10
Variety: Setanta (organic)
In the kitchen: It is excellent for roasting, baking 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.