Seed Potato 'Pink Eye'

Solanum tuberosum

A waxy, yellow fleshed potato first recorded in Tasmania in the 1940s. An early-maturing variety that’s ideal to extend your season.

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Seed Potato 'Pink Eye'

Also known as Southern Gold, the name 'Pink Eye' refers to the cream skin with pink eyes that encases the delicious yellow flesh. An all rounder that can be eaten as "new" or stored, this variety was first recorded in Tasmania in 1944. The waxy yellow flesh makes an excellent mashed. An Early-Mid Season variety. Determinate, harvest in 70 - 100 days.

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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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