Solanum tuberosum 'Casablanca'
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Potato 'Casablanca' Overview
The slightly floury tubers of this first early potato have a creamy skin and flesh. A new variety developed released in 2009 this potato produces a high yield early in the year.
Common problems with Potato 'Casablanca'
Can be attacked by aphids, capsid bug, Rosy rustic moth and wireworms. They can also suffer from Dry rot, gangrene, grey mould, leaf roll virus, potato mosaic virus, potato powdery scab, potato scab, potato spraing, powdery scab, soft rot, wart disease.
Potato 'Casablanca' Companion Plants
Sweetcorn, eggplant, beans, peas, strawberries, peppers
How to harvest Potato 'Casablanca'
Normally ready 12 -16 weeks after planting, they can go floury if left in the ground too long. Best eaten as soon as harvested.
How to propagate Potato 'Casablanca'
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 'Casablanca'
For the best results grow in ground that has not been used for potatoes in the last two years.
Can be grown in large containers or potato bags.
Other uses of Potato 'Casablanca'
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.