Maincrop Seed Potatoes
Seed potatoes are classified according to the length of time they take to mature, but this can be influenced by the weather. Maincrop potatoes are higher yielding than first earlies and second earlies and usually have larger tubers. Maincrop cultivars can either be used fresh from the ground or stored in Hessian Sacks for winter use.
When do you plant maincrop potatoes?
Maincrop seed potatoes can be planted from mid-March onwards as a rough guide, dependent on weather.
When are maincrop potatoes ready to harvest?
Maincrop seed potatoes mature in 125-140 days, and if planted in late April, they can be harvested by mid-August, sometimes continuing through to October.