Jamieson Brothers Ulster Sceptre - 8 tuber pack
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Ulster Sceptre seed potatoes are oval to long in shape with white flesh and white skin. A popular choice of potato on the west coast of England, Ulster Sceptres are also known as 'Cheshire potatoes' and 'Ormskirk Potatoes' due to their popularity in these areas. It has many uses in the kitchen including boiling and roasting
This variety has a high resistance to foliage blight , common scab and powdery scab.
Ulster Sceptre has also been known to be a good exhibition potato.
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.