Chips (fries), mash, boiled, wedges, crisps (chips), hot or cold - this tuber needs no introduction! The two main types are the Earlies and the Maincrops.

How To Grow

Whether you chit (sprout) your potatoes is up to you. Make a trench.Earlies: plant 30 cms apartMaincrops: plant 38 cms apartCover with fine soil then replace earth carefully. Make a low ridge.

How/When To Harvesting

With Earlies, wait until the flowers open or the buds drop. Insert a fork into the ridge, well away from the haul and lift the roots forward into the trench.With Maincrops, lift the roots and let the potatoes dry for a few hours. Place them in a wooden box and store in a dark, frost-free place.Make sure to remove all potatoes from the soil to avoid problems next year.

Planting Schedules for Location: Leesburg, Virginia

Sow Direct

Sow Direct
  • Sow Depth: 15 cm
  • Spacing Between Rows: 30 cm
  • Spacing Along Row: 20 cm
  • Number plants per Square Foot: 4