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Potato Belle de Fontenay (Maincrop Seed Potato)

SKU: 40232

Solanum tuberosum

1.5kg Pack (approx. 15-20 tubers)

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Introduced in 1885, this French-bred favourite has a fine flavour and waxy texture. Great for salads, excellent sautéed or crushed and absolutely irresistible eaten cold with the skin still on! The tubers are long and slightly curved.

Potatoes are one of the most rewarding vegetables to grow. There’s the nurturing process of chitting, planting and earthing-up, the anticipation of a good harvest as you dig through the soil and, of course, the unbeatable taste of fresh, home-grown, potatoes.

All potatoes (except for maincrops) will benefit from ‘chitting’ prior to planting out. The chitting process encourages the seed to sprout, which then when planted, helps them to establish more readily, leading to bigger crops. Simply place them, blunt end up, in an old egg box until the shoots are approximately 1½ to 2½cm (½ to 1in).

ll of our seed potatoes are certified "Safe Haven" or equivalent status. The Safe Haven Certification Scheme provides protection for the British potato industry and its customers from bacterial ring rot and other harmful organisms like brown rot and soft rots caused by Dickeya species. The scheme ensures that all seed is only grown from Safe Haven sourced seed or nuclear stock and this helps protect against any pests and diseases which affect potato and are not found in Britain. All our customers can therefore be assured of first class quality seed potatoes for their gardens and allotments.

Potatoes are delivered in 1.5kg bags, each pack containing approx. 15-20 tubers.


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Seed Potatoes

Suitable for Containers

Potato Belle de Fontenay (Maincrop Seed Potato)

Potato Belle de Fontenay (Maincrop Seed Potato) was Introduced in 1885, this French-bred favourite has a fine flavour and waxy texture. Great for salads, excellent sautéed or crushed and absolutely irresistible eaten cold with the skin still on! The tubers are long and slightly curved.

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