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.