Seed Potato Albert Bartlett Vivaldi
Seed Potato Albert Bartlett Vivaldi
Seed Potato Albert Bartlett Vivaldi
Seed Potato Albert Bartlett Vivaldi
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Seed Potato Albert Bartlett Vivaldi

A good, all-round British favourite!
  • Award-winning, high-yielding second early variety for ‘baby’ and maincrop potatoes.
  • Smooth skins, good oval shape and superb texture that remains firm when cooked.
  • Superior flavour, ideal for salads, mashing, steaming or baking, as well as French fries.
  • Low in carbohydrates and calories, with velvety flesh that needs no added butter.
  • Supplied as a 2kg bag of seed potatoes ready for chitting.

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Albert Bartlett ‘Vivaldi’ is a premium-quality, second early variety with a unique taste and texture. It is high yielding, giving plenty of ‘baby’ potatoes through July and August, and equally good larger maincrop potatoes if left to mature a while longer. These superb ‘whites’ have a consistent oval shape, smooth skin with small eyes, and pale yellow flesh that remains firm when cooked, whether eaten hot or cold.

One of the best all-rounders, ‘Vivaldi’ is great for roasting, boiling, baking, mashing, steaming, frying – and even microwaving – and its firmness and delicious flavour makes it one of the best varieties for potato salad. Known as the ‘weightwatcher’s potato’, it is lower in carbohydrates and calories than other varieties and its velvety smoothness means you don’t need to add butter. Whether baked, mashed or boiled, these potatoes taste just lovely and sweet on their own!

A worthy recipient of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, ‘Vivaldi’ receives high reviews for its taste and texture from both home and commercial gardeners. This easy-to-grow reliable cropper also has good resistance to common potato scab. Once the seed potatoes have produced shoots or chits, they will be ready to plant directly into a prepared bed or large bags or containers from mid-March, preferably after the frosts have gone. Young potatoes can be harvested from 13-17 weeks after planting.

Supplied as a 2kg bag of seed potatoes (approx. 20 tubers) ready to prepare indoors for planting out in the spring.

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Supplied as a 2kg bag of seed potatoes (approx. 20 tubers) ready to prepare indoors for planting out in the spring.

Grows to 60cm (24in) height and spread.
Harvest from July to August.
Performance subject to growing conditions.
Seed potatoes are not for consumption.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • To limit the risk of disease, avoid planting into soil that has grown potatoes for two years in succession.

Care Information

How to grow ‘Casablanca’ first early potatoes

Unpack your seed potatoes immediately on delivery.
They will need chitting prior to planting. Stand them rose end up (the end with the most small eyes in the skin) in an egg box or shallow tray in a cool but frost-free, light and well-ventilated room so they can begin chitting (shooting). A temperature of 10°C (50°F) is ideal.
Leave for 3-4 weeks, and short dark shoots (chits) will emerge from the rose end. They will be ready to plant when these shoots are about 3cm (1in) long. Rub off the weaker shoots, leaving about 4 per tuber. If you leave all the shoots on, you will get more potatoes but they will be smaller. Take care not to damage the shoots when handling or planting.
Soil should be fertile and well-draining. For optimum harvests, particularly if the soil is heavy, dig in some well-rotted manure into the soil in the autumn/winter before planting. For lighter soils, just add some well-rotted manure or compost to the trench at the time of planting.
Planting can be done from the end of February. Early plantings will benefit from fleece protection.
Dig a trench about 10cm (4in) deep and add some of our Organic Potato Fertiliser to the soil. Place the tubers in the trench, rose end up, about 10cm (4in) deep, 30cm (12in) apart, with 60cm (24in) between rows. Alternatively, plant to the same depth and distance apart in a large container or growing bag. Cover with soil and water in.
As soon as growth appears, protect the young shoots from frost by drawing up soil around them or moving pots or bags into a more sheltered position, such as a cool greenhouse. When the stems reach 23cm (9in), draw up more soil around them to prevent the tubers near the surface from turning green.

Aftercare

Keep weed-free and well watered through the growing season, particularly in warmer weather. Dry conditions will result in a reduced crop.
Top-dress with our Organic Potato Fertiliser every 4-6 weeks according to packet instructions, working it into the top inch or so of soil around the plants.
Harvest first early ‘new’ potatoes as required when the plants begin to flower, from about 9-10 weeks and up to 14 weeks after planting. If not using immediately, brush the soil off the skins, allow to dry, and store for up to 5 days in a cool, dry and dark position.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
60 cm
60 cm
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