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Potato Setanta (Maincrop Seed Potato)

SKU: 53012

Solanum tuberosum

1.5kg (approx.15-20 tubers)

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One of the most blight resistant potatoes available in the UK! Add excellent scab, slug and drought resistance, combine it with great taste and versatility and you've got all the makings of an excellent all-round potato to grow at home. A red skinned variety with a dry, fluffy texture making it ideal for mash, roasts and chips and with deliciously crispy skins and a buttery taste, Setanta will make the perfect baker too! It stores well so can be enjoyed for many months after harvest.

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).

All 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.



Key Features

Disease Resistant

Seed Potatoes

Suitable for Containers

Potato Setanta (Maincrop Seed Potato)

Potato Setanta (Maincrop) is one of the most blight resistant potatoes available in the UK – rivalling Sarpo varieties to be the best! Add excellent scab and drought resistance, combine it with great taste and versatility.

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