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Potato 'Rocket'

Solanum tuberosum 'Rocket'

Photo by Jo.Baker (All rights reserved)

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

Potato 'Rocket' Overview

This waxy tuber is a first early variety that has a white skin and flesh. It was introduced in the UK in 1987 and has a good all round disease resistance. It bulks up early and produces a high yield of round potatoes that can be used for showing.

Common problems with Potato 'Rocket'

How to harvest Potato 'Rocket'

Normally ready 12- 16 weeks after planting, they are best eaten as soon as harvested.

How to propagate Potato 'Rocket'

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 'Rocket'

Crop rotation

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

Pot plant

Particularly good for growing in large containers or potato bags.

Other uses of Potato 'Rocket'

Waxy potatoes have less starch so do not break up when boiled making them also ideal for potato salad and layered potato dishes.