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Can I store Charlotte potatoes?

I would like to dig up and store my Charlotte potatoes. Will they be ok in sacks or will they go soft? A neighbour says not to store. Any advice welcome!

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,353

    I've stored charlotte in paper sacks right over the winter. Keep them somewhere cool and dark.

    Devon.
  • I've never tried to store 'Charlotte' as it's a second early.  (unless I'm wrong) a prerequisite for storage of any potato is that the skins need to be set and skins don't set on first & second earlies, hence why we scrape rather than peel them.

    Having said that, Hostafan is an experienced gardener who is seldom wrong IMHO.

  • Outdoor girlOutdoor girl Posts: 286

    Thank you for the advice. I'll give it a go - desperately need the space for my leeks!

  • Outdoor girlOutdoor girl Posts: 286

    Apologies for repeating this question - I couldn't find it on my 'Followed Threads' bit. I thought I'd hit the wring button.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,353

    David K, I am humbled.

    I find if you leave them in the sun for a couple of hours to really dry, they're fine. maybe I've just been lucky

     

    Devon.
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