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    A quick question ... I've been chitting some Ratte potatoes, never grown them before. The shoots are really small - on most potatoes I have grown they are like a quarter inch wide but these are more like a tenth. Is that normal for Ratte? Or have they been mistreated in some way?

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    I had Ratte last year, but I can't remember much about the size of the chits I'm afraid. I didn't bother with them this year because I didn't get a very good yield from them, but that could easily have been down to the weather last year!

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    Ratte don't have big chits mine never do and yet they still produce. Don't worry!
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    Excellent, I'll get them planted this weekend!

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    best of luck with them - i grew them one year and didnt think much of them.

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    Thanks. To be honest I only got them because the allotments steward recommended them. I'll let you know how they go!

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    Ratte are a nice tasting salad potato. If you like Charlotte, there's a good chance you will like these.
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