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potato 'Lady Christl' (potato   ultra early, Scottish basic seed potato)

Potato 'Lady Christl' (Potato Ultra Early, Scottish Basic Seed Potato)


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We sell potatoes by weight but you can expect to receive about 20-25 tubers of this variety in a 2.5kg bag.Position: sun-partial shade Soil: fertile, well drained Rate of growth: fast-growing
Harvesting period: early June
Hardiness: protect tubers from frost'Lady Christl' is an excellent first early variety that produces numerous medium sized tubers that can be harvested before many other varieties are ready - can be dug around 8 weeks after planting. Smooth skinned, waxy yellow flesh that is ideal for boiling, steaming or sauteeing. Good disease resistance including eelworm. It has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society.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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