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20kg Desiree Seed Potatoes | Maincrop

Solanum Tuberosum

Tuber
Stock: 10
£ 49.99

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About Desiree Seed Potatoes

Desiree seed potatoes produce oval, red skinned tubers with pale yellow flesh. Medium dry matter, firm cooked texture, good boiling, fresh French Fry & mashing quality. Desiree seed potatoes are a popular choice amongst many celebrity chefs including Delia Smith & Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, due to their potential to make fantastic roast potatoes. Desiree is a heavy cropper and early bulking with high resistance to drought and good resistance to potato virus Y and powdery scab. Susceptible to potato cyst nematode and misshapes on heavy soils. Moderately susceptible to spraing & mild mosaic viruses. Maincrop seed potatoes mature in 125-140 days and, if planted in late April, can be harvested by mid August.

Notes

  • Grown in Scotland
  • Tuber size 35mm - 60mm
  • Safe Haven Certified
  • Soil Association Certified

Right Packaging

As an online plant store, we recognise the need to protect the environment and have thought very carefully about the packaging we use and where we buy it from to make sure your plants turn up in good condition with the least impact on the environment.

When it comes to packaging, our philosophy takes the following into account:

Sustainability - all of the packaging we used can be fully reused, recycled or composted. And, in the unfortunate event that it does make its way to landfill, it will biodegrade, leaving nothing but humus behind.

The right packaging for the job - we want our plants to arrive in perfect condition so we have designed packaging that holds your plants safely and securely inside the box, meaning they turn up in great condition.

What's our packaging made from?

Our outer packaging is made from corrugated cardboard. This cardboard can withstand the weight of your plants and is not susceptible to moisture so will remain strong and stable until your plants are delivered and you’re ready to unpack them. Not only that, it will keep your plants safe and undamaged in transit.

As well as being perfect for keeping your plants safe, corrugated cardboard is easy to recycle and is in keeping with our commitment to ensure we use the more environmentally friendly packaging as possible.

Packaging sustainability

We have chosen to partner with a packaging supplier that has the same environmental values as us. All packaging uses 85% recycled material and is 100% recyclable and compostable. This commitment to the environment is backed up by a Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation and ISO 14001 accreditation for their environmental management system.

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  • Care Level: Low Care, Easy to Grow
  • Eventual Height: 50 - 75cm
  • Facing: North, South, East, West, Any
  • Fragrance: Unscented
  • Ground Cover: Medium
  • Grown In: Great Britain
  • Growth Speed: Fast
  • Harvesting Month: September, October
  • Leaf Colour: Green
  • Planting Month: April, May
  • Position: Beds, Borders, Pots
  • Room: Outdoor
  • Shape: Upright
  • Soil Type: Free Draining Compost
  • Stem Colour: Green
  • Sun Level: Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light
  • Pot Size: Tuber

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