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Solanum tuberosum 'Kestrel'

Second early potato

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Plant type



Half hardy

Skill level


Solanum tuberosum 'Kestrel'

Plant details

Second early potato varieties are usually ready from mid-July onwards, and may be dug as new potatoes to follow on from first earlies, but are equally successful as storing potatoes.

Solanum tuberosum 'Kestrel' is an excellent second early potato, bearing attractive tubers with purple eyes. It's a great choice for exhibiting.

Prepare the soil well before planting and incorporate plenty of organic matter such as compost or rotted manure. A good all-round potato, Solanum tuberosum 'Kestrel' is ideal for boiling, mashing, roasting and frying.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Solanum

Species: tuberosum

Cultivar: Kestrel

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: 60cm

Time to plant: April to May

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