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Spud question
« on: October 09, 2018, 03:49 »
I don't grow maincrop because of blight on our site. But I find I am lifting all my spud crops in July-ish and then I have storage problems - ie no really cool space and masses of spuds at once.

Blight tends to hit our place in late August/early Sept so I was thinking of 3-4 staggered plantings of earlies to try and get fresher spuds for later storage and still avoid blight. Does this make sense?

Does anyone stagger their potato planting? And what are your results?



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Re: Spud question
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 07:52 »
Could you cut the haulms off & leave in situ, that shouldn’t be a problem if blight is on the site
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Re: Spud question
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 08:24 »
I'm not sure any advice from the UK is going to help in Vietnam orient96, if the location in your profile is correct.  Your question sounded like you were growing on a UK allotment site, so I'm not sure  :unsure:

Here we can buy blight resistant types of potato which also helps.



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Re: Spud question
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 11:22 »
I agree with Snows. Blight will get to them no matter how young they are, so it's better to cut the haulms off and get smaller potatoes rather than having none at all.
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Re: Spud question
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 20:11 »

Here in the UK, there are some varieties (Sarpo) that are supposed to be blight resistant(?) though the two varieties that I tried although no blight on the tubers were just about uneatable!

I have not tried any of them again and none of the other plot holders on our allotments that I know off have ever tried them!

If you have not heard of Sarpo you could Google  for the info!

Hope this helps!


Potato variety corrected for search purposes
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Re: Spud question
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 14:00 »
I have grown Setanta for several years and have not had a blight problem with them despite other varieties succumbing nearby.

They are a bit limited in that you cannot boil them but roasted they are to die for  :D

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