If you're bold enough, you might want to try purple mashed potato! This medium sized, oval shaped variety has purple skin with a delicious purple and white marble flesh that maintains its colour when cooked. Perfect for mashing, boiling and baking.
|Growth Width — 1m|
|Growth Height — 1.2m|
|Flower Colour — White|
|Fruiting Period — July, August|
|Light Requirements — Full sun|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Plant two to three weeks before the last frost usually occurs. Ideally planted in produce bags, stacked tyres or vegetable plots to allow mounding of soil or straw as shoots appear. Spread potatoes out in a well-lit warm area for several weeks, until shoots are approximately 1cm long. Tubers can be cut so one or two eyes are evident on each piece, allow pieces to dry before planting. Crop will be ready to harvest after 60 to 90 frost free days after planting. Leaves will begin to die back, lift tubers, dry thoroughly and store in a dark cool place.
Keep crop well watered while it's growing.