Potato 'Lady Balfour'
Solanum tuberosum 'Lady Balfour'
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Potato 'Lady Balfour' Overview
This waxy tuber is an early main crop variety that has a white skin and a cream coloured flesh. Introduced in 2002 this potato is named for Eve Balfour. It produces high yields even in poor soils and is very disease resistant.
Common problems with Potato 'Lady Balfour'
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 'Lady Balfour' Companion Plants
Sweetcorn, eggplant, beans, peas, strawberries, peppers
How to harvest Potato 'Lady Balfour'
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 'Lady Balfour'
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 'Lady Balfour'
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 'Lady Balfour'
Waxy potatoes have less starch so do not break up when boiled making them also ideal for potato salad and layered potato dishes.