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Gardening-King Edward Potato

Old Mar 27th 2019, 8:54 pm
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Hi All,

anyone tried to grow King Edward /Maris Piper etc english potato here?
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Old Mar 27th 2019, 11:48 pm
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If you are going to grow potatoes please consider using Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) (trade name Novodor) as your control for Colorado Beetle rather than a chemical control. Bt is a biological control spcific to the Colorado Beetle. Whilst it does not kill the beetles it kills the lava which is what causes the damage. Novodor is specific to Colorado Beetle and will not harm other insects or pollinators. (For other caterpillar pests there is another Bt strain called Dipel which is selective and effective for other caterpillars)

Sorry no info on King Edward or Maris Piper tats and have not seen them here. There is a potato research institute at Keszthely University that have developed potato varieties suited to the Hungarian climate which of course is hotter and dried than the UK
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Old Mar 29th 2019, 2:07 am
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Thank You Peter!
You are right...climate is different. KIng Edwards would not survive in here...I have ordered some hungarian types!!
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[QUOTE=Szentgal;12662886]Thank You Peter!
You are right...climate is different. KIng Edwards would not survive in here...I have ordered some hungarian types!!
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I've found Desiree potatoes give the most prolific crop. In previous years I've had 100 kgs from around 60 seed potatoes. I also like to grow some "sarga" spuds as they make better mashed potatoes than Desiree. Unfortunately they don't seem to store as well, so you need to use them up quickly.
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I have just put in King Edwards & British Queens to see how they go this year. As you say the sarga are fab but wont store well
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