JBA Seed Potatoes International Kidney Seed Potatoes
Heritage seed potato officially classed as an early maincrop.
International Kidney seed potatoes are officially classed as an early maincrop but can also be considered an early or second early due to the fact they're grown so early in some areas.
Introduced in 1879, International Kidney are now considered to be a heritage variety having stood the tests of both time and taste.
Tubers are of a kidney shape with shallow eyes and white flesh and skin. Boil them, roast them or enjoy them in a salad.
Ideal soil conditions for growing potatoes are sandy loam soils which can be enriched with lots of organic matter to aid water retention and provide suitable feeding for you potatoes.
Heavy clay soils can be improved by adding sharp sand and lots of organic matter in the autumn of the year so that the new soil mixture can be exposed to frost which will help break up the soil structure and make it easier to work with.
If you are unable to get organic matter you can add compost to the area you wish to plant your potatoes in.
Each potato should be 25cm from the next, with rows spaced 60cm apart. Always make sure the eyes are facing upwards. Drills should be 15cm deep.
Water well in dry spells.
Harvest June-July . Dig up mature potatoes and store them in a cool, dry and dark location. Potatoes can be stored for several months. Tip: when harvesting, remove all foliage and small potatoes from the soil and discard, to avoid diseases on next year’s crop.
Plant as soon as possible after purchase. Keep in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place until planting. Keep free from frost.
Grown from cultivated stock.