Solanum tuberosum 'Sharpe's Express'
First Early Potato 'Sharpes Express' - 2 kg
Solanum tuberosum Sharpes Express is a famous heritage variety that has been in our vegetable gardens since 1901. The spuds are long and oval with a white skin and pale yellow flesh. An excellent new potato.
Each 2kg sack contains roughly 20 - 28 tubers.
First earlies and second earlies perform better producing better, healthy less diseased crops if chitted before planting. Chitting encourages strong shoots which speeds up the growth once in the ground. Place your seed spuds in an egg or seed tray in a cool, dry, frost free location out of direct sunlight. The new shoots will appear from one end, this is the so called rose or stubs end, orientate so the rose end is pointing upwards. When Chunky chits reach approx. 25mm (1 inch) plant out in the ground or large container.
Plant outside from Mid March onwards and harvest after 10 weeks.
British Nursery Grown.
|Botanical name||Solanum tuberosum|
|British nursery grown||Y|
|Common name||First Early Potato 'Sharpes Express'|
|Pack quantity||20 - 28 tubers per sack|
|Plant type||First Early Potatoes|
|Season of interest||Summer|
|Time to maturity||1 year|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Use||Ideal for boiling, or in a salad|
|Weight||2kg net sack|