pat foley asked 9 years ago

My potatoes were sown on 16/03/2011 comprising of the following varieties, Sharps express, British queens, Kerrs pinks and King edwards ,they are all new seed .i have full blossoms on the queens but no sign of blossoms on the sharps express but they are green and healthy looking ,there are blossoms starting to appear on the kerrs pinks and the king edwards,why are the sharps so slow.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 2 years ago
Potato varieties vary a lot in their flowering habits, different colours, different amounts of flower. Flowering has no effect on the crop. It is usually taken as an indication of approaching readiness for lifting but that is not necessarily the case and testing a few potatoes is a better indicator.