Potato 'Charlotte'

These have a good, long shape with yellow flesh and skin. They are one of the very best all-rounder potatoes and ideal if you want to grow just one variety. More
1kg bag 400005 £4.95 Now £3.47

Sorry, this item is currently unavailable

Currently unavailable
Get notified when it's back!Close this
More Details

These have a good, long shape with yellow flesh and skin. They are one of the very best all-rounder potatoes and ideal if you want to grow just one variety.

Second Earlies are planted between March and May and harvested in July and August. These take just over four months from planting to first picking.

Genus Solanum
Group/Species tuberosum (Second Early)
Variety Charlotte
Common Name Potato
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Potatoes need a sunny site away from frost pockets - the newly emerging foliage is susceptible to frost damage in April and May. Prepare the ground the previous autumn or winter by digging in organic matter such as well-rotted animal manure. The traditional planting method is to dig with a hoe or round-point shovel a narrow trench 12cm (5in) deep. The seed tubers are spaced 30cm (12in) apart for earlies and 37cm (15in) for maincrop varieties in rows 24in (60cm) apart for earlies and 75cm (30in) apart for maincrop. Apply a general purpose fertiliser at this stage.
Care Tips When the shoots first appear draw the earth from between the rows to cover them. This encourages underground shoots and more tubers. Add in lots of well rotted manure the previous autumn (not too fresh).
Harvesting Just over 4 months after planting (late June - August).
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
How to grow potatoes in bags

 Find Sarah's tips for how to grow potatoes in a container or planting bag in your small garden space.

Potato gratin with sorrel recipe

Sorrel makes a delicious salsa verde, but it also has a brilliant melting quality, that makes it perfect for this dish.

How to grow your seed potatoes

 Find out how to chit and plant out your earlies or maincrops, as well as how to force them in bags.

Leek and potato soup recipe

One of my favourite meal-in-a-bowl soups for winter months is a chunky – not puréed – leek and potato soup.

Rösti potatoes recipe

This warming potato recipe is perfect for those chilly autumn and winter evenings.

Smashed roast new potatoes with garlic and rosemary recipe

A simple, tasty side dish that will be a favourite with all the family.

Chitting potatoes

Sarah shows you how to grow potatoes by chitting for quicker and slightly larger potato harvests.

Potato and chard salad with pea pesto recipe

A fresh, tasty bright green potato salad - perfect for summer barbeques or scattered with crispy chorizo.

Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns or potatoes, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

Potato 'Charlotte' reviews

* * * * * Average based on 4 reviews

* * * * *

Reviewed 22nd December 2020 by Sarah

Good information on chitting

* * * * *

Reviewed 17th February 2020 by Pauline

Good healthy seed potatoes.

* * * * *

Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Elizabeth

I planted them into four bags. I have used up one bag and was very pleased with the size and number of potatoes. Very good taste too.

* * * * *

Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Adrian

Fantastic good crop wonderful taste will be back for more