25x Potato 'Désirée'

Solanum tuberosum 'Désirée'

25x Potato 'Désirée'

Solanum tuberosum 'Désirée'
Fresh fries!
Love fries? So are we! The potato 'Désirée' is the best potato to use to make some! We make fresh, crispy fries with the 'Désirée' (Solanum tuberosum). The potato is all-purpose. It also has a high yield! From your own garden or pot! No chemicals have been used on the 'Désirée'. We love them. Plant the potatoes in the spring. You can start harvesting from the summer.Space the bulbs out when planting. The distance between plants is three times the width of the bulb. Plant the bulb the depth of three times the bulb's height. Potatoes grow best in full sun. The soil should be kept slightly damp. It's best to give them extra water during dry periods.
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25x Potato 'Désirée'
25x Potato 'Désirée'
25x Potato 'Désirée'
Specifications:
Latin name: Solanum tuberosum 'Désirée'
Delivery type: Supplied as bulb or tuber
Guarantee: 100% growth and flowering guarantee
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: Yes
Grafted: No
Growing Height: 10 cm
Planting distance: 30 cm
Planting+

In March the tubers of Solanum tuberosum ‘Desiree’ can be cultivated in boxes with a layer of peat or potting soil. Place the boxes in a sunny spot at 10-15˚ C. Cut large tubers into pieces, each piece must have at least three shoots. The best planting time is late April, the young shoots are then less likely to freeze. Before planting out let the potatoes become acclimatised to the outdoor temperatures. Prepare the soil by working it loose and plant the potatoes in rows. The distance between the rows should be about 70 cm and 30 cm between the potatoes. Protect the young shoots from frost by covering with fleece or a temporary tunnel liner. Fertilise the soil in winter with a mixed organic fertiliser, granulated cow manure or old garden/farmyard manure. Before planting add 45 grams of potassium per square metre. Potatoes can be grown in a spot in full sun or partial shade.

Care+

By mid-June, it is important that the potatoes are earthed to prevent the tubers from turning green. Do this by placing additional soil around the plants until the plants reach 20 cm high. Mulching, by using straw or black plastic, stops the soil from drying out and prevents weed growth. Water extra during dry periods. Potatoes should not be cultivated on the same piece of land more than once every four years, in order to prevent diseases. Viruses and nematodes can be a problem so always buy new from resistant varieties and make sure you keep up with crop rotation.

Extra+

Solanum tuberosum ‘Desiree’ is a red-skinned potato. It is a versatile variety in the kitchen, makes a great baked potato and an ideal potato for making chips. The flesh is waxy to floury. The potato originated in South America where it has been eaten for thousands of years. We have been associated with it in Europe since the late 18th century. Nowadays this staple food tuber is number 1 in the Europe cuisine! Potatoes are high in starch, potassium and vitamin C. The small green fruits that can be found between the leaves are highly toxic.

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