Seed Potatoes

Hi all,
just a quick question! I’ve just received these seed potatoes from a friend which were still in the packet until now. I have taken them out to chit and noticed that they already have some rather long growth on them. Should I still chit them? Is this current growth something I should keep on or remove seeing as they’ve been in a cupboard?The variety is Arran Pilot.
Many thanks. 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 51,227
    I’d keep them in as bright a light as possible but cool. That way the shoots should stay healthy and strong, but slow down a bit. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Thanks dove, just wanted to check due to the lengths of the shoots produced. I’ve put them on a bright windowsill in the spare room. About how long should the shoots get to before I plant them out? 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 51,227
    They need to be planted so that by the time the leaves are up the danger of hard frosts has passed. Around here I reckon that’s usually about the end of March. You’ll have to be patient. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • That’s perfectly fine, just wanted to check as it’s been years since I grew potatoes 😊
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