JBA Seed Potatoes Rocket Seed Potatoes
Rocket seed potatoes, when first released in 1987, were the quickest bulking of all early potatoes.
How Many Seed Potatoes do you Need?
Please specify width and length of your soil to work out how many seed potatoes you need:
First unveiled in 1987, 'Rocket' seed potatoes are favoured for their rapid growth and sizeable, consistent yields. Exhibiting white skin and flesh, they have a mild taste and shallow eyes. Resistant to common diseases like blackleg and scab, it's advised to harvest Rockets early to prevent tuber cracking. These potatoes are cherished for their quick cultivation and substantial yield.
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.