A BRN favourite! A yellow fleshed, high yielding, medium sized potato. It is excellent for boiling, baking, french frying and good for chipping. Late harvest. Good storing.
Tips for planting potatoes:
If you’re an urban gardener that’s short on space growing potatoes is easy. They’ll grow anywhere that is open and receives full sun: on the patio, balcony, deck, or even at the driveway edge. Plant them in heavy duty, re-usable grow bags with drainage holes in the bottom. Roll down the sides of the grow bag and add 10 cm (4”) of well-draining soil to the bottom. Place your seed potatoes on top and cover them with another 15 cm (6”) of soil. Hold off watering until foliage appears, which takes about 2-3 weeks. Once foliage is growing, begin watering on a regular basis, and water daily in hot dry weather. When plants are 30 cm (12”) tall, roll up the sides of the bag and add another 15 cm (6”) of soil around the base of the plants. This process of “hilling up” should be done before the plants begin to flower. It’s okay to cover the lower leaves of the plants. They’ll continue to grow and when they reach another 30 cm (12”) in height repeat the “hilling up” process again.
Harvest potatoes after they flower, usually about 7-8 weeks after planting for young “new” potatoes. Simply turn the bag on its side and dump out the contents. Sift through the soil gently to uncover potatoes without damaging the skins. Allow the tubers to dry indoors covered with a towel (to prevent them from greening) for a day or two. You can also wait to harvest in late summer when the foliage begins to yellow and wither for full size tubers.