JBA Seed Potatoes Lady Christl Seed Potatoes
First early seed potatoes that produce very early oval tubers of a medium size with good size yields.
Lady Christl seed potatoes produce very early oval tubers, of a medium size with good size yields. Lady Christl tubers are yellow skinned with great tasting, creamy-to-waxy flesh.
These seed potatoes show good all-round disease resistance, in particular to common scab and potato cyst nematode (PCN).
Boil them, chip them or enjoy them in a salad.
First earlies are typically ready for harvesting around 13-15 weeks from planting.
Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
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.