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Potato Swift

Potato Swift

Swift is one of the earliest potatoes ready for harvesting, being ready in 60 days in ideal growing conditions. The tubers are long and oval with a white skin and flesh and shallow eyes.

A high yielding variety that is resistant to many diseases and eelworm.

This is a all round kitchen potato but most suited for baking, boiling, chipping, salads and roasting. Ideal variety for growing in containers.

Potato's benefit from being chitted before planting in March-April. Store in a cool light spot before planting. Cultivate soils as deep as possible and add plenty of well rotted manure. Potatos are best grown in rows, so dig a trench 20cms deep and 10cms wide and plant the tubers in the bottom every 20cms.and cover over. As the potato's start to grow cover the emerging shoots with soil until a ridge of soil about 30cms high has been attained and then leave the foliage to grow above the ridge.

Tip: Keep well watered during the growing period.

Aspect: Full sun to semi shade.

Soil type: Soils that are not to heavy and if possible have been well manured.

Planting time: March-April
Harvest: June-onwards

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