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Potato 'Kerrs Pink'

Solanum tuberosum 'Kerrs Pink'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

60cm

30cm

Min

30cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Potato 'Kerrs Pink' Overview

This floury tuber is a late main crop variety that has a rosey skin and a creamy white flesh. Introduced in Scotland in 1917 it has vigorous foliage and develops a better flavour with age. They are best boiled in it's skins.

Common problems with Potato 'Kerrs Pink'

How to harvest Potato 'Kerrs Pink'

Wait to harvest until the leaves turn yellow towards the end of the growing season. Cut and the remove leaves, then leave tubers for 10 days in the ground before digging and storing in a dark frost free area.

How to propagate Potato 'Kerrs Pink'

Tubers

In January or February chit seed potatoes in a cool light room (10C), When the ground is 50C (March/April) tubers can be planted in trenches 12.5cm deep and space tubers 60cm apart.

Special features of Potato 'Kerrs Pink'

Crop rotation

For the best results grow in ground that has not been used for potatoes in the last two years.

Pot plant

Can be grown in large containers or potato bags.

Other uses of Potato 'Kerrs Pink'

Floury potatoes tend to break up when boiled so they are more suited to being roasted, baked and for making chips. They also suit being used for mash.