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Sean Ph'lib
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:10 pm    Post subject: Setanta seed potatoes Reply with quote

Does anyone know where I might get Setanta seed potatoes?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They sound interesting Sean. Whats the story. Your different types of potatoes all sound very exotic.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Supposed to be blight-resistant, heavy croppers and tasty, dry potatoes. Trouble is - I can't find any! Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't tried the Sarpos, whats ur opinion, worth the extra money?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find them very good. One thing - make sure to keep them well-earthed or mulched, or the heavy crops will break the soil surface and go green. They're not as well-flavoured as Sharpe's Express, B.Queens, Champions or Shetland Blacks, but if you want a heavy crop of big sound spuds to last through the winter, they're hard to beat.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One more thing: they're late maincrops, so don't try eating them early - they'll be soapy. Dig them around October, and their eating quality improves with storage.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice Sean, I must try and get a few rows in.
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