BP1 produces oval tubers with a smooth skin and firm white flesh and has an outstanding yield potential. This variety produces copious blue fragrant flowers and under favourable conditions produces a few berries.
Summer, Winter, Spring
BP1 takes 90-110 days to produce a full harvest. New potatoes can be harvested within 2 months after planting as soon as the plant starts to flower. Final harvest within 3-4 weeks after flowering.
Sow seed tubers in early spring or autumn, 7-10 cm deep and 15-20 cm apart. Allow eyes to start growing and then place them in shallow holes, adding soil as the plants start to grow.
Potatoes are heavy feeders and need plenty of nutrients. Rotate crops yearly.
Potatoes are often grown in stackable containers or bags that can be rolled up, filling them up as the plants grow and making harvest easier.
Cool to temperate
Soil PH preference
The tubers are edible but turn blue-grey to black on cooking, not suitable for fried chips.
Blue with white edges
Susceptible to late blight, early blight, PVY, aphids, flea beetles, leaf hoppers, potato scab, moderately susceptible to potato leaf roll virus and very susceptible to common scab.