Potato 'Ratte'

Delicious, nutty taste like chestnuts. It produces tons of little potatoes with firm waxy flesh which does not disintegrate. More
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Delicious, nutty taste like chestnuts. It did really well in our trial, producing tons of little potatoes with firm waxy flesh which does not disintegrate. Steam in skin and eat hot or cold.

Maincrops are planted between March and May with harvesting through August and September and they can be stored in the right conditions through the winter. From planting to harvest is about 5 months.

Genus Solanum
Group/Species tuberosum (Second Early)
Variety Ratte
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 August - September
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Potato 'Ratte' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Madeleine

They produced a good crop although developed blight in mid july

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by David

I have no complaint about the promptness of delivery, and the quality of the packaging. However, apart from the seeds selected for chitting, which were of an acceptable size, the remainder, about 8 were only of about quails egg size, and didn't look likely to produce growth.
Growth and harvest for the larger seeds was good.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Anne

Excellent yield and superb flavour.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Alicia

the best tasting potatoes

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Vivien

They produced a good crop of (admittedly) small but tasty potatoes despite the drought conditions.

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Elizabeth

They took a little while to chit but I have had a great crop of clean and tasty potatoes even with the dry weather.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sue

Excellent flavour and a really good potato to grow in a small garden.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Mandy

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Clare

Good crop despite hot summer.