JBA Seed Potatoes® Rocket Seed Potatoes
Rocket seed potatoes, when first released in 1987, were the quickest bulking of all early potatoes.
Rocket seed potatoes when first released in 1987 were the quickest bulking of all early potatoes. Rockets ability to grow large crops of uniformed round tubers made it very popular.
Considered to be one of the better exhibition potatoes at the time. Tubers are white fleshed and skinned with shallow eyes with a mild taste.
Choose a place in the garden which has not been used to grow garlic, onions, shallots or leeks for at least two years. The soil should be open, well drained and not have been manured for at least one year.
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.
These potatoes are great if you want to harvest them early as they are very fast to grow. I planted them in my poly tunnel last year and had great results from them