Seed potatoes are usually small potatoes that are certified ‘free of disease’, and for long term growing of the much loved spud these are what you need to use to ensure a healthy crop. They may look a little small and a tiny bit wrinkled but they will help you grow a healthy crop.
Why grow from seed potatoes?
Always grow potatoes from Certified Seed Potatoes available for sale from reputable suppliers. Yes it is possible to simply buy some from a specialist green grocer and keep them for seed, or use leftover potato peelings.However, you do run the risk of introducing diseases if you use leftovers or buy from supermarkets or green grocers. So we recommend that you always buy certified seed potatoes. And here are our notes on growing potatoes
Seed Potato Varieties
Desiree are a round, pink skinned potato with pale yellow flesh, a good all round potato.
Dutch Cream is a very similar potato variety to Nicola, see below.
Kipfler are a cigar shaped yellow skinned potato with light yellow flesh. Kipfler are good for salads, boiling and roasting.
King Edwards are an oval potato white and pink skin with white/pink flesh. Good for, chips roasting, boiling and as a baked potato.
Nicola are an oblong potato with rich yellow skin and yellow flesh. Good in salads, roasted and boiled
Pink Fir Apple is a salad potato, great for boiling
Pontiacs are a round red skinned potato with white flesh, good for boiling, roasting, baking and microwave.
Russet Burbank are a white fleshed potato. Roast or dry bake
Sebago are oval/long shaped white skin and white flesh. Boiled, salad, baked or roast
Bintje are an oblong cream skinned potato with light yellow flesh, good for salads, frying and microwave.
Seed Potatoes are available for sale from the following suppliers
PO BOX 88 Rokeby TAS 7019
Australia's biggest and best range of quality certified seed potatoes. Delicious traditional, heirloom and gourmet varieties grown in Tasmania.
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
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