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Solanum tuberosum 'Foremost'

First early potato

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Plant type



Half hardy

Skill level


Solanum tuberosum 'Foremost'

Plant details

First early potato varieties are the most popular for garden cultivation, occupying the ground for less time than other kinds and producing fairly heavy yields from most kinds of soil. Well-dug soil with plenty of compost or rotted manure worked in will improve yields considerably, as will a thorough soak two weeks before lifting. First earlies can be grown under polythene or fleece for extra early crops, and may also be grown in large pots both early in the year and in late summer for Christmas harvest.

Solanum tuberosum 'Foremost' produces white-fleshed, waxy tubers with a good flavour. It's ideal for eating straight out of the ground in salads or as a new potato. Solanum tuberosum 'Foremost' also shows good resistance to slugs.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Solanum

Species: tuberosum

Cultivar: Foremost

Plant type: Vegetable

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 75cm

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