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Vivaldi Potato Seed

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Potato Vivaldi is a relatively new variety that is referred to as the ‘butterless baker’, as its creamy texture and flavour mean that as a baked potato, it does not necessarily need butter to improve its flavour, although as with most potatoes it can also be boiled, roasted, baked or mashed. Studies have shown Vivaldi to be lower in calories and carbohydrates than many other popular potato varieties and it has a thin, light yellow skin and flesh with a unique velvety texture. Vivaldi is a Second Early variety producing oval tubers with yellow skin and pale yellow flesh and which are resistant to scab

Seed Potatoes are available to order from mid-December for delivery from mid-January onwards.

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Pack of 1kg potato tubers

  • enough for a 12ft row,

Vivaldi Potato Seed Grow Notes
When to Plant Seed Potatoes: April / May - Best sown direct outside
Cooking Comments: Known as 'the weight watchers' potato or the 'butterless baker' 
Maturity: Second Early Cover: Yes
Blight Resistance: N / A Frost Hardy: No
Scab Resistance:N / A   Eelworm (PCN) Resistance: N / A
Spacing Between Plants: 30cm Row Spacing: 60cm
Plant Height: 70cm Planting Position: Sun
Yearly Average Bag Counts
Count per bag depends on the previous growing season and size of the tuber grade out, below we list the average number across a count of 10 bags of this variety.
2022: TBC    

How To Grow Acoustic Potatoes

Soil preparation for second early seed potatoes

Acoustic Seed PotatoesPrepare the soil for open ground beds in November or December in the year prior to growing second early potato crops. Incorporate plenty of organic matter to improve soil structure, moisture retention and to add essential nutrients to the soil. On heavy clay soils and light sandy soils ensure ample amounts of organic matter or well-rotted manure is added to help improve soil quality and aid drainage.

Buy or order your second early seed potatoes in January or February so that you have them ready to plant in April when conditions allow.

An open sunny position is best for all types of potatoes and it’s advisable not to plant seed potatoes in ground that has previously been used to grow potatoes for 2 years or longer. Rotating crops each year will help reduce the possibility of disease.

The same applies to soil, in which second early potatoes have been grown in containers. For best results use fresh soil each time. Second early seed potatoes will benefit from chitting, which is the process of placing the potatoes in a light, cool place prior to planting, so that new shoots are encouraged to sprout.

Planting second early seed potatoes in beds

Choose a dry day during mid to late April and ensure any frost has lifted from the soil. Lightly rake the soil, in which the potato crop will be grown, into a manageable fine tilth. Using a spade, dig a trench approximately 10cm deep and then place the seed potatoes at a distance of 37cm apart and 75cm between rows. Ensure the potatoes have the rose end, which usually has the most shoots, facing upwards. Finally, cover the seed potatoes with soil and lightly firm.

A light sprinkling of potato fertiliser can be spread over the top of the soil and water applied sparingly. Frosts can severely damage the emerging potato shoots so covering the planted trenches with polythene cloches is highly recommended during the first few weeks. Keep the young plants well watered during dry spells.

Growing second early seed potatoes in containers

Second early potatoes can be successfully grown in large containers with a capacity of at least 30 litres. Containers can be wooden, plastic, clay or metal as long as adequate drainage holes are present so that excess water can drain away freely. If containers are allowed to become water-logged, the potatoes will be damaged by rot and will become useless.

Fill containers to around two thirds capacity and then plant the seed potatoes with the rose end facing upwards. Cover the seed potatoes with 100cm of soil and press down the soil firmly. Potato fertiliser can be sprinkled over the top and a light watering may be required if the soil is particularly dry. It is advisable to cover the container with clear polythene until the green shoots appear. When the shoots are about 75cm high remove the polythene cover and water the plants. Containers can dry out very quickly, especially in warmer weather so ensure plants are kept well watered at all times.

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Customer Reviews
Vivaldi Potato Seed
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4 Reviews:

vivaldi
Rating:
13 April 2013  |  Sharon

These are the best potatoes ever. I've not grown them before but always buy them from the supermarket


Recommended
Rating:
29 January 2013  |  Tim

I grew these in containers and recommend you pick them when egg sized for flavour. Some did grow larger but tended to be less flavored. Will be ordering them again


Simply the best
Rating:
24 November 2012  |  Deborah

I first tried these potatoes from a supermarket before they were on sale as seed potatoes for the gardener. They were so goody the moment they were available I bought them and have been growing them ever since. They are easy to grow, in the ground, in a raised bed and in a container though you have to have patience to get them to a significant size (needless to say, I don't!) The flavour is second to none either baked, boiled or roasted and are very creamy - as the blurb says, you don't need any moistening agents at all. I would highly recommend them.


Simply the best
Rating:
18 September 2012  |  Brian

Cook these as jacket potatoes and do not put butter on them, they really do taste as if they are smothered in butter