Seed Potato 'King Edward'

Solanum tuberosum

This 1902 heirloom potato has creamy flesh and dappled pink skin. The perfect all-rounder as it's suitable for mash, chips and roasts!

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Seed Potato 'King Edward'

An heirloom potato from 1902, 'King Edward' was once known as 'Fellside Hero' but renamed in honour of the impending coronation of the King. Featuring white skin dappled with pink eyes, this popular potato has lovely creamy flesh. A mid-late season potato, harvest in 100-120 days. Perfect for roasting, as chips or even mash, eat as new (freshly dug from the soil) or store up to 2 months. Indeterminate.

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All potatoes can be grown in the soil, in towers and even grow bags. INDETERMINATE POTATOES: In the case of indeterminate potatoes, they produce their crop along their growing stem, just like tomatoes; the only difference is that tomatoes grow above the soil, fruiting along the exposed stem upward; while potatoes crop below the soil, so the stem must be continually covered up in order to produce viable tubers. These are often your most prolific, late harvest varieties needing around 90-120 days to reach maturity. DETERMINATE POTATOES: Determinate potatoes, like determinate tomatoes, grow to a set height and produce a reliable crop of tubers without the need for covering their developing stem. Simply plant around 10cm deep and they will produce a single layer of potatoes below the soil surface. These are usually early, cropping potatoes, maturing in just 50-70 days. For more information on growing potatoes, visit: www.diggers.com.au/growing-potatoes.

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