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Will these reduced price seed potatoes grow?

EustaceEustace OxfordPosts: 1,104

Today I spotted the seed potato packs in Wilko reduced to 5p. Most of them seem to have already started sprouting. Will they grow if planted now? I bought Albert Bartlett Vivaldi seed potatoes as they had only growth similar to ones that are chitted. Is it too late for planting them? Thanks for your help.


  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 5,280
    Yes if they have shoots, and you can plant them soon  you will get a crop. The hardest thing is usually getting them out of the netting bag without knocking off the shoots. 
    AB Still learning

  • EustaceEustace OxfordPosts: 1,104
    Thanks @Allotment Boy the seed potatoes I picked up are in polythene bags with holes and the sprouts are less than about 5 cms; not overly long.

    For those looking for seed potatoes, they had different varieties like Cara, kestrel, jazzy, Casablanca etc. - all 5p each. Onion sets and garlic bulbs were marked down to 15 or 20p. I didn't pay much attention to the varieties as I didn't buy them. HTH.
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