Soft potato seeds

Lorna Minnock asked 11 years ago

Last week I bought some Home Guard seed potatoes. When I opened them they are very soft with very long shoots already on them. I’m just wondering will these be okay to plant or should I take back and get others. I have other seed potatoes of British Queen chitting and these are much harder with shorter shoots.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The ‘Home Guard’ were probably in the shop too long and sprouted due to heat. They will still produce new sprouts when planted but you could get them replaced. Although they will sprout anew, they will be delayed a couple of weeks, and they are an early variety.

The British Queen, with short shoots, are better.