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    Default Cutting large seed potatoes

    My Charlottes just arrived from T&M
    One is the size of a jacket spud.
    I seem to remember in some old gardening book that you can cut large seed potatoes in half providing both halves have shoots.
    Is this true and do you need to coat the ends with anything.
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    Jimmy here's an older thread, hope this helps :-

    https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...oes_92384.html
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    Thanks
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    The website said 1kg 16 - 18 potatoes.
    So I have emailed them about only 13.
    I will see what they say!
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    The same thing happened to me with Arran Pilots, I only got 9 seeds. Mind you, I do think their estimate of 16-18 potatoes in a Kg pack is very optimistic
    I wouldn't have complained if I'd got 13...

    They said they are going to send me another pack, but they must run out of stock pretty soon, if they do that for everyone
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    16-18 potatoes to 1kg seems very optimistic to me. I normally buy 2kg packs and get about 25 potatoes on average (anything from 18 to 30 usually). This year I decided to buy 1.5kg bags on the internet as 2kg of the same variety is rather too many. They arrived today and contained 17 (Charlotte), 17 (Desiree) and, err... 32 (Nicola). The Nicola are small, but they will grow.

    With regard to cutting in half, I've done this with big seed potatoes, and just planted the halves as they were and they grew perfectly well. You just have to make sure that there are some shoots showing on the half that was originally joined to the plant.
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    Yes, cutting them in half is not going to be a problem. Keep chopping them Jimmy

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    They are sending another pack.
    Now to find where to put them.
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