Potato 'Kestrel'

A second-early with a unique purple blush, passed on from its parent variety, ‘Cara’. Slightly sweet and perfect for mashing or roasting.

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A second-early with a unique purple blush, passed on from its parent variety, ‘Cara’.

This is delicious; slightly sweet and perfect for mashing or roasting.

 

Genus Solanum
Group/Species Second Early
Type Root crop
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Site

 

Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Spacing

Plant tubers 40cm (16in) apart with 45cm (18in) between rows

Sowing, Seeds, Planting

Chitting February-March, planting April-May. You can also force these for an earlier crop by planting under cover in March.

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).

Storing

Store in a cool, dark place for a short time.

Harvesting

Just over 4 months after planting (late June - August).

Cooking Notes

An excellent all-rounder, good for roasting, mashing and frying.

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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