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Tyke
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:05 pm    Post subject: Blight resistant potato seed Reply with quote

Hello everyone- I'm new to this forum having come across IrishGardners.com whilst searching for info on Blight resistant Potato Seed.

For the first time in years I got back to growing starting with a seaweed-fertilised potato patch, a few carrots, peas and onions.

The only seed potato I could get hold of last spring were 'Home Guard' & a few 'Kerr's Pinks', both of which got a hammering from blight despite almost weekly sprays of Dithane 945, prompted by Met Eireann blight warnings. I wasn't too happy about using the Dithane too frequently; the only good thing about all the effort that went into this is that the soil in the potato patch is now looking great from the all the digging !!

I read a little about the Sarpo variety on some postings and would love to know where I go to get hold of this seed (especially here in Kerry!).

I've seen online sales from Scotland and Ebay but I'm not sure if there are import restrictions on private individuals importing seed potato.

Can anyone advise me ? I would be delighted to receive some words of wisdom and experience since I've now started preparing the next potato patch for spring.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarpo potatoes are certainly on sale in Ireland....we bought some from our local garden centre ( in North Wexford ) last winter. Try phoning your local garden centres to see what varieties they are ordering.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See here for detail of the Irish potato marketing board Tyke Availability of Seed Potatoes

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