Seed potatoes

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Seed potatoes

Postby Pumajj » Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:10 pm

Hi, just bought 2 bags of Gemson seed potatoes but am not sure about storage. We want to put 1 bag in as soon as possible and then keep the other bag a bit longer so we have new potatoes for Christmas. Unfortunately we don't have a garage so are not sure how to store the 1st and 2nd bags and where
Would appreciate any advice please
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Re: Seed potatoes

Postby Westi » Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:57 pm

Welcome to the forum Puajj!

You can plant your Xmas potatoes from next month. You can plant them in the ground but there is a risk of slug damage as there isn't too much else for the slimy things during the autumn/winter months so if you can get hold of any potato grow sacks or even grow bags stood on the vertical with something to put the excess soil in until you top them up work well & more chance of unblemished potatoes. You could start chitting these now so they get a few weeks. I wouldn't bother chitting the ones you plan to grow now, just get them in so they can get growing. Gemson's aren't huge spud so you should be fine, just keep earthing them up like you would normally do.

No need to 'store' either, plant one bag as soon as possible as you stated & take the others out of the net or bag into a tray to chit until next month.
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Re: Seed potatoes

Postby Pumajj » Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:09 pm

Thats great, thanks for your help
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Re: Seed potatoes

Postby Janet K. Sullivan » Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:30 am

Westi wrote:Welcome to the forum Puajj!

You can plant your Xmas potatoes from next month. You can plant them in the ground but there is a risk of slug damage as there isn't too much else for the slimy things during the autumn/winter months so if you can get hold of any potato grow sacks or even grow bags stood on the vertical with something to put the excess soil in until you top them up work well & more chance of unblemished potatoes. You could start chitting these now so they get a few weeks. I wouldn't bother chitting the ones you plan to grow now, just get them in so they can get growing. Gemson's aren't huge spud so you should be fine, just keep earthing them up like you would normally do.

No need to 'store' either, plant one bag as soon as possible as you stated & take the others out of the net or bag into a tray to chit until next month.

Hi, I have a question to you that how long do gemson potatoes take to grow?
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Re: Seed potatoes

Postby snooky » Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:51 pm

Gemson potatoes are Second Earlies so 15-22 weeks
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Re: Seed potatoes

Postby JohnBarker » Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:59 am

snooky wrote:Gemson potatoes are Second Earlies so 15-22 weeks


Would you please tell me a little bit about Gemson potaotes?
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Re: Seed potatoes

Postby snooky » Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:31 pm

The #2 round salad variety in the UK! Second early variety with short oval to round tubers, white skin and cream flesh.

A white bright skinned baby new potato. High yielding, it produces a large number of round uniform tubers under 42mm.

Multipurpose variety ideal for salads, boiling and roasting.




Pest & disease variety

Good resistance to powdery scab, blackleg, silver scurf and potato leafroll virus.
Breeding

SCRI.85.C.4d.8 x Maris Peer
Owner of variety

Grampian Growers

Gemson salad potato
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