Potato 'International Kidney'

My number one early potato for late spring and summer eating, with an excellent taste and texture. It's also good for forcing in bags inside for a crop in May. More
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My number one early potato for late spring and summer eating, with an excellent taste and texture. It's also good for forcing in bags inside for a crop in May.

Genus Solanum tuberosum
Group/Species First Early
Variety International Kidney
Type Root crop
Common Name Potato
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Site Full Sun
Spacing Plant tubers 40cm (16in) apart with 45cm (18in) between rows.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Chitting February-March, planting April-May.
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).
Cooking Notes Perfect for salad and boiling.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
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Potato 'International Kidney' reviews

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Alex

Delicious & waxy potatoes. fair yield

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Reviewed 23rd September 2018 by Frances

The drought didn't help these. Great at first lifting esp good for baking, needing cooking slowly. Went flour quite soon as I couldn't spare water for them never usually have to water potatoes in Cheshire.

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Reviewed 23rd September 2018 by Elizabeth

Very pleased with them! I probably left them in the ground too long but veg gardening is a hobby I have taken up this year, having just retired.

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Kaeli

Brilliant seed potatoes, excellent healthy plants = large yield.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Linda

Potatoes grew really high and looked healthy but there were few potatoes when dug up despite me watering regularly. Think the low yield was more to do with the prolonged drought and baking temperatures than anything else. Would grow again though and hope for more favourable weather next year.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Sarah

Yield wasn’t as large as other types I’ve had in previous years. They taste good but not like jersey royals, as advertised. Might try again next year though.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Mrs McSwiney

We grew these in tyres because on the whole potatos take up so much room in the vegetable plot. They did well and we had a heavy cro Perhaps next year I shall harvest them earlier as I let them grow toolarge.