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Seed Potatoes – BP1 (7 tubers)

R60.00

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Grow your own BP1 potatoes with Hadeco. The delicious potatoes are perfect for boiling and roasting.  The potato produces many snow white flowers. BP1 plants are tall, have upright stems, develop quickly and give good, dense foliage cover. The tubers are oval with a smooth, pale-yellow skin and flesh, and have shallow eyes. BP1 has a medium to long growth period of 90-110 days from emergence to natural foliage die-back. It has high resistance to disease and  a high yield potential. It is very stable over various locations and seasons. These potatoes are a floury cooking type of good eating quality. It has poor dry matter content and is not suitable for processing.

Fun fact: potatoes are associated with fertility, abundance and regeneration.

 

Family:  Solanaceae

Common name:  nightshade, potato

Sun Exposure:  Semi-shade

Type:  Tuber

Planting depth:  10cm

Plant spacing:  30cm apart

Watering: Regularly, provided it hasn’t rained

 

Position and soil

Loosen the soil to a depth of 30cm before planting and add compost. 
 

Growing and caring for potatoes
The botanical name for potato is Solanum tuberosum and it can tolerate harsher conditions than most other plants. They also tolerate a range of different soils provided they have organic matter. After planting the potatoes, you should mound up the soil over the different tubers. If you live in an area that receives frost, plant potatoes from August – December. In areas without frost, planting of potatoes can begin as early as June.

Potatoes should receive regular watering. They grow in five different stages: sprouting; spreading leaves; tuber formation/flowering – cannot occur if temperature is above 27°C; bulking up of tubers and maturation.


Age, exposure to light, and damage to the potato can increase the presence of glycoalkaloids which is poisonous to humans and animals. If the potato tuber is green, do not eat it. Potatoes should be stored in a dry well-ventilated and cool place. The lowest temperature a plant can tolerate is 0°C.

 

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