Solanum tuberosum 'Winston'
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Potato 'Winston' Overview
This waxy tuber is a first early variety that has a white skin and a creamy white flesh. Introduced in 1992 in Scotland it has an excellent all round disease resistance and produces a high yield of smooth oval potatoes.
Common problems with Potato 'Winston'
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 'Winston' Companion Plants
Sweetcorn, eggplant, beans, peas, strawberries, peppers
How to harvest Potato 'Winston'
Normally ready 12- 16 weeks after planting, they are best eaten as soon as harvested.
How to propagate Potato 'Winston'
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 'Winston'
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 'Winston'
Waxy potatoes have less starch so do not break up when boiled making them also ideal for potato salad and layered potato dishes.