Potato 'Belle de Fontenay'

A classic first early potato – firm, waxy and delicious. 'Belle de Fontenay' is the ideal seed potato to grow for early summer dinners. More
1kg 400001 £6.50 Buy 2+ at £5.47 each Delivery mid January
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Potato 'Belle de Fontenay' is a favorite classic French salad potato. It has a smooth, firm, waxy texture with an excellent taste -great for salad and boiling.

Genus Solanum tuberosum
Variety Belle de Fontenay
Group Maincrop
Type Root crop
Common Name Potato
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Sandy, Fertile, Alkaline, Clay, Neutral
Site Full Sun
Spacing Plant tubers 40cm (16in) apart with 45cm (18in) between rows.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Chitting February-April, planting out May-June.
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
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