Rua (Late Crop)
Maturity: Approximately 120 - 140 days from planting
Tuber description: A short oval shapped potato with smooth yellow skin and shallow eyes and white flesh. Grows well in most soil conditions and stores well.
Eating quality’s: Lovely taste, particually when used for roasting and boiling. Also good for french fries.
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.