Heather (Main Crop)
Heather Potatoes are an early main crop Potato - approx 80-90 days until maturity.
Oval in shape, this delicious waxy variety has a distinctive purple skin with white flesh - perfect for boiling, roasting, mashing and casseroles.
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.