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  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Pentland Javelin here. Flowering so won't be long.

  • The charlottes I harvested had not flowered,but were reasonable sizes.

    l read that you don't always have to wait for them to flower before harvesting-is this correct.


  • Thanks PR I needn't buy any spuds tomorrow... I will delve instead and report findings. Not too bothered about size if tasty.

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    PR. Yes,some don't always flower, few of mine get to the stage of flowering but I leave them the full term or longer especially 1st and 2nd Earlie's as despite not flowering they do die back and keep longer in compost than in the kitchen.

    The large one's are just as tasty, have trust... and you get a better cropimage 


    Just dug some for tonight all nice sizes,having them with salmon baked with dill parsley and chives and mange tout.Thanks for the advice.

  • Delvings unearthed some small but perfectly formed spuds, which went well with my variation on a Nigel Slater recipe; to take advantage of what else is growing in my vegetable garden ..i.e. leeks, parsley, broad beans amd chard.

    I will leave those that are left to get a bit bigger, as suggested by zoomerimage

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    Now. I'm itching to delve into a bagimage.

    My 1st earlies are Winston and Pentland Javelin, been out since 4th April. Estima and Wilja 2nd earlies and Desire, as main, were planted out mid April. Red Duke of York were the last to be planted out at the beginning of May.

    Not tried Winston or Estima before.     

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