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Any way of telling which potato variety I'm growing?

C3kC3k Posts: 130
Hi all
My boys came home from gardening club with 3 seed potatoes each, around first week in Feb. Told to chit and plant out 4 weeks later, which we did. So I'd guess they are 'earlies', but is there any way of telling by the look or timing of growth or anything?



  • C3kC3k Posts: 130

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,976
    Get them to ask at Gardening club what variety are they. No other way to tell.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 4,206
    does it matter?
    “It's not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing it.” ― Terry Pratchett
  • C3kC3k Posts: 130
    I guess I thought it mattered to the harvest time of each variety, not to worry 
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 4,328
    It is impossible to tell, but once they have flowered they should be ready to harvest, just need to do a bit of exploratory poking at that stage...
  • cornellycornelly Posts: 935
    It doesn't matter whether earlies or lates if they are for the dinner table wait until the flowers die back lift and cook. 
  • C3kC3k Posts: 130
    Thanks all
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