Solanum tuberosum 'Charlotte'
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6 months to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Potato 'Charlotte' Overview
Potato 'Charlotte' is a second early variety that can also be grown as a salad type. It has a creamy skin and flesh and produces a large number very tasty small potatoes. Solanum tuberosum 'Charlotte' is also a popular choice to grow for Christmas day lunch, plant in containers in July or August and move the plant under cover before the first frost. Leaving the tubers in the soil until the day you need them. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit and is more slug-resistant than other cultivars.
Common problems with Potato 'Charlotte'
Can be attacked by Rosy rustic moth and 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.
How to harvest Potato 'Charlotte'
Normally ready 12 - 16 weeks after planting, Wait to harvest until after flowering has finished, they are best used as soon as they are harvested but can be stored for a short period in a cool dark area.
How to propagate Potato 'Charlotte'
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 'Charlotte'
For the best results grow in ground that has not been used for potatoes in the last two years.
Particularly good for growing in large containers or potato bags.
Other uses of Potato 'Charlotte'
Waxy potatoes have less starch so do not break up when boiled making them also ideal for potato salad and layered potato dishes.
Potatoes – Second Early
These varieties traditionally planted between March and April will be ready to eat 14 to 17 weeks later.
Edibles to Plant Out in July
Young plants started off indoors can now be planted out.