Picasso - early maincrop
£1.80 per kg and are sold loose.
Bred from Cara, this early maincrop has the same creamy skins and bright red eyes as its parent. It produces huge yields of waxy-fleshed spuds with good all round disease and drought resistance.
It enjoys full sun and is very happy in the kitchen garden. It holds a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Plant maincrop potatoes from March.
Before planting, allow the seed potatoes to ‘chit’ or sprout by putting them out in a cool, temperature of around 10°C, but bright room.
When growing in the ground avoid planting in an area where potatoes have grown for two years previously to reduce the risk of disease. Remember to mark your rows with labels.
Harvest when the foliage begins to turn yellow and dies back 20 weeks after planting.
If you’re new to growing your own potatoes then check out our easy to use blog guide for details including a glossary of terms. We only supply certified Scottish seed potatoes ensuring crop quality.
Seed potatoes are usually available from January until May. Outside this period they can be pre-ordered for the next time they are in-stock. Potatoes ordered this year for delivery next year will be charged at this year’s prices. So get ahead and save money too by pre-ordering your seed potatoes. As soon as your seed potatoes become available they will be dispatched so you ought to be able to receive them at the very start of the season.