JBA Seed Potatoes® Pentland Dell Seed Potatoes
Pentland Dell seed potatoes were the second variety to be produced from the Pentlandfield station.
Pentland Dell Seed Potatoes
Pentland Dell seed potatoes were the second variety to be produced from the Pentland field station. These seed potatoes produce large, oval-shaped tubers with white skins and creamy coloured flesh.
Pentland Dell is grown on a large scale, for processors who find it a most useful potato. This is helped in no small part by it's strong resistance to all diseases and slugs. Most suited to baking, chipping and roasting.
Maincrop seed potatoes mature in 125-140 days and, if planted in late April, can be harvested by mid August.
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.