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What's the best time to Chit potatoes?


 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:55 pm    Post subject: What's the best time to Chit potatoes? Reply with quote

I received my seed potatoes this week - Sarpo Axona and Sarpo Mira - I think they are maincrop.
Is it too early to chit? I plan to chit them in a cool unused bedroom - about 15 degrees max and not too much sunlight - is this too warm?
Would they be better off in the shed or greenhouse?
This is the first time I am growing spuds that haven't been pre-chitted.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From here... How to chit seed potatoes for earlier and heavier cropping.

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A windowsill without direct sunlight in a cool room or garage (8-10°C) is a perfect location for chitting, the coolness in these areas also prevent soft stringy bud growth. Chitted in this way, it normally takes about four to six weeks for your seed potatoes to produces buds approx 2.5cm (0.5-1in) long, ready to be planted out as soon as the soil is workable during March and April.


Do you mind me asking where you good your seed potatoes berginhart. Just for the aid of other members seeking seed.

If you are looking for seed potatoes you may be able to source some here....Seed potatoes



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got them from Mr. Middleton http://www.mrmiddleton.com/shop/home.php?cat=63
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:24 am    Post subject: Potatoe's Reply with quote

Never heard of those type of potatoes, are they good potatoes to plant?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am chitting some Orla potatoes at the moment, but am looking for a mid-late crop potato that is slug resistant.

We have a problem with small stripy brown slugs that seem to live in the soil and munch away on late cropping potatoes. The soil has been dug over already, so I'm hoping the recent harsh weather has seen some of the buggers off. Although as we live on the west coast it hasn't snowed or frosted enough for my liking.

Any advice?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:14 am    Post subject: Seed potatoes Reply with quote

You could try www.mrmiddleton.com/shop/home.php?cat=63 Idea
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Potatoe's Reply with quote

SG wrote:
Never heard of those type of potatoes, are they good potatoes to plant?


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Reassuringly, one of the greatest hopes in the search for blight free potatoes has been the recent introduction of the Hungarian Sarpo varieties, "Mira" and "Axona". Promising four times more blight resistance than any variety already available, I have heard great reports about these maincrops including boasts of high yields and a floury texture.


Taken from this article here SG Potato blight, how to treat Phytophthora infestans.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Verge, sounds good , I will go with them this year.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:32 pm    Post subject: sarpo potato varieties Reply with quote

all the sarpo varieties are blight resistant there is three varieties but only two are available now.i never spray them for blight and i get a great crop from them they do benefit from being left in the soil longer than most main crop.i get the seed from fruit hill farm in bantry they have several agents all over Ireland.
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