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Our 9th SE Essex Seed Potato Day is a community partnership event with SEEOG, Southend in Transition and Trust Links.
We have currently ordered 49 varieties of seed potato (some organic), to be sold individually at 20p per tuber (1 free tuber for every 5 bought). Some onion sets for sale.
Venue: Growing Together Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase), Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9AG – please use the entrance in Prittlewell Chase.
Why not put it in your diary now?
Free admission – Ian Tinton with ‘Dalefoot Composts’ – Seed share – Music – Children’s activities – Tea and cakes
We have details of the stock ordered:
First Early seed potatoes ordered for February 2019 – harvest around July:
First Early varieties are quick-growing, cropping in around ten weeks. Not recommended for storage. A good choice to avoid potato late blight.
Arran Pilot, Casablanca, Colleen (organic), Epicure, Foremost, Home Guard, Lady Christl, Orla (organic), Red Duke of York, Rocket, Sharpe’s Express, Ulster Prince, Ulster Sceptre, Winston
Second Early seed potatoes ordered for February 2019 – harvest around August:
Second Earlies can be eaten young as new potatoes or left to grow bigger, and lifted as required for fresh summer use, or storage.
Anya, Bonnie, British Queen (organic), Charlotte (organic), Kestrel, Marfona, Maris Bard (organic), Maris Peer (organic), Nadine, Nicola, Salad Blue
Early Maincrop seed potatoes ordered for February 2019 – harvest around September:
Ambo (organic), Amour, Bambino (organic), Blue Belle, Desiree (organic), Highland Burgundy Red (organic), International Kidney, Maris Piper, Pentland Dell, Picasso, Ratte, Record, Red Emmalie, Sarpo Kifli (Sarvari Research Trust; salad)
Late Maincrop seed potatoes ordered for February 2019 – harvest around September/October:
These varieties take the longest time to grow, and will give large yields of potatoes which can be stored for several months.
Arran Victory (organic), Cara (organic), Golden Wonder (organic), Kerr’s Pink, Linda, Pink Fir Apple, Sarpo Axona, Sarpo Mira (organic), Valor
Some onion sets for sale.