Desiree (Main Crop)
Maturity: Approximately 140 days from planting
Tuber description: Medium to large oval shaped tubers with pink/red skin and cream coloured flesh
Eating quality’s: High quality boiling potato with medium dry matter. Cooks well in the microwave and also has good frying and crisping qualities.Nearly everyone loves a great spud and why not?....... high in fiber, rich in vitamin B and C, packed with more protein and iron than any other vegetable, potatoes are a key ingredient to nearly everyone's diet, they are a mountain of fun to grow and it just got easier.
Certified, NZ Grown Seed Potatoes... nothing beats them!
Preparing your seed potatoes
- You should aim to have brought your preferred seed potatoes up to 6 weeks before planting... this is to allow them to begin to sprout (called chitting)
- Always use certified, virus free seed potatoes to ensure you get great results.
- It's important not to plant out your Seed Potatoes until after the risk of frosts have ended (alternatively if you're super eager, the use of Frost cloth can do the trick )
- Store your seed Potatoes in a nice dry area until they produce shoots between 2 – 4 cm long (storing in an egg container is our wee hack!)
For a full overview of how to plant Potatoes visit our Gardeners Guide.