Potato 'Ratte'

Delicious nutty taste like chestnuts, prized in France for its flavour for over 70 years. It did really well in our trial, producing tons of little potatoes with firm waxy flesh which does not disintegrate. More
1kg 400006 £6.50 Buy 2+ at £5.47 each Delivery mid January
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Delicious nutty taste like chestnuts, prized in France for its flavour for over 70 years. 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 tuberosum
Variety Ratte
Group Second Early
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-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).
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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 Find out how to chit and plant out your earlies or maincrops, as well as how to force them in bags.

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