Second Early Seed Potatoes
Seed potatoes are classified according to the length of time they take to mature, but this can be influenced by weather. Second early seed potatoes mature in 110-120 days. Compared to maincrop potatoes, second earlies are lower yielding, usually have smaller tubers, need less space, and escape some of the diseases, such as blight.
When do you plant second early potatoes?
Ideally, Second Earlies should be planted mid to late April. They will be ready for harvesting from early to mid-August. However, second early seed potatoes can also be planted from mid-March onwards as a rough guide, dependent on the weather.
When are second early potatoes ready to harvest?
Second Earlies are generally ready to be harvested after 10-12 weeks from planting, which is usually around early to mid-August.