potato 'Casablanca' (PBR)

potato - first early, Scottish basic seed potato

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2 kg bag £7.99
available to order from winter 2020
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Buy potato 'Casablanca' (PBR) potato - first early, Scottish basic seed potato: A handsome and versatile spud

    We sell potatoes by weight but you can expect to receive about 22 tubers of this variety in a 2kg bag.

  • Position: sun-partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well drained
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Harvesting period: June to July
  • Hardiness: protect tubers from frost

    A new, multi-purpose first early potato with a smooth white skin, shallow eyes and a creamy flesh. It is a handsome potato, that is rapidly becoming the exhibitors favourite, while chefs are lapping it up because it is a dream to chip, bake or boil. It shows an excellent resistance to blackleg and it has been said that it can produce an edible crop just 62 days after planting.

  • Garden care: As soon as the potato tubers have been delivered you should unpack them and start the chitting (sprouting) process. Place them in single layer in a seed tray without compost and leave in a light, cool area protected from frost. This can be started about six weeks before you intend to plant them. Early varieties can be planted out under frost fleece protection, but the later varieties should be planted after the worst frosts have passed in your area - this is generally mid March to mid April. Dig a trench 8 - 13cm (3 - 5in) deep adding a general purpose fertiliser to the bottom of the trench. Plant the potato tubers in the trenches about 30cm (12in) apart, being careful not to knock the shoots off the tubers, and keeping the shoots facing upwards. Then lightly cover with soil. As the plants get to around 20cm (8in) tall you need to bank up the soil around the plant, so the soil covers the bottom two thirds of the plant. Watering your plants well will help improve crop yield and discourage potato scab.

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Tasty Potatoes

5

I bought these seed potatoes to plant in my allotment. The seed potatoes were very good quality and a very good price. Planted in March they produced a fantastic crop of very tasty potatoes by the end of June. I use them as new potatoes. When freshly dug up the skin scrapes off incredibly easy. The only downside of these potatoes is they only keep for a few weeks in a potato bag once dug up.

LaplandMel

London

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Fabulous crop

5

Excellent crop of clean, blemish-free potatoes still storing well. Lovely as a boiled potato but also bakes well in microwave and make tasty oven chips. Only 1 or 2 showed worm damage. My new favourite potato to grow on the allotment.

Jot

Alnwick, Northumberland

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