Certified Seed Potato - La Ratte

NOT to WA & TAS
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SKU: BW-POT-06_1kg

Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum

Seed treatment: NIL

NOT to WA & TAS

Size: 1kg
Price:
Sale price$7.50 Regular price$13.20

Description

Certified Disease-Free Seed Potato - La Ratte

Solanum tuberosum

Determinate variety

Please note that the seed potatoes are sold as whole and may or may not have shoots - Supplied as dormant tubers. They are determinate variety. To ensure the longevity of the seed potato, store it within the 0-5°C range.

Experience the richness and elegance of La Ratte potato - the epitome of culinary excellence!

Discover the exceptional taste and texture of the La Ratte potato, a small fingerling seed potato originating from France. This versatile variety, dating back over 100 years, boasts a distinct nutty flavour and a smooth, buttery texture that is cherished by chefs worldwide. Known for its long oval shape, often with a subtle curve and beautiful golden speckled skin, La Ratte potato is a culinary delight. Its flesh, with a vibrant golden yellow hue, maintains its exquisite texture even when cooked. Renowned French chef Joël Robuchon is known for elevating mashed potatoes to new heights using La Ratte, a testament to its exceptional quality. Considered a determinate variety.

Certified seed potatoes undergo controlled field conditions to ensure they are authentic and free from disease, promoting robust plant growth and increased yield. It is recommended to plant them after frost season in a well-lit and warm space for a few weeks to encourage short, thick sprouts. Before planting, cut tubers with at least one or two noticeable eyes, but be sure to allow the cut portions to dry, preventing the risk of rot. It is important not to make the pieces too small as it can decrease yield.

Cover tubers 15 cm deep with well-prepared soil or mulch (25-30 cm). Harvest them when the foliage turns yellow and stops growing, usually 110-130 days after planting. Early harvests may be taken as soon as small baby potatoes are ready to use but bear in mind that this may reduce the yield of larger potatoes.

All orders are dispatched from our warehouse in Sydney, NSW, Australia

AUSTRALIA-WIDE SEED DELIVERY 

Order dispatch time: 1-3 business days, excluding weekend & public holiday. 

Transit time: Depends upon the postage service that you choose and pay. Usually, 1-2 business days for express post & 3-8 business days for standard post.

WA order dispatch: Once a week, regardless of whether Express Post is chosen. Express Post seed orders do not receive priority during the Quarantine WA inspection.

Note: We're sorry, but we cannot prioritise order packing service for customers who have paid for Express Post. We pack orders with a first-in, first-out policy. 

Please see the table below or use the shipping calculators on this website.

Standard Post & Parcel (Australia Post) – WITH TRACKING 

Delivery Estimates: 3-10 business days* (WA, NT Remote areas may take longer)

Order Contents

Delivery Cost

Seed packets only / or any seeds or garden supplies upto 200g

$3.95

FREE domestic tracking letter shipping on seed packet-only (less than 0.5g) orders of $60 (after discount, if any) or above

Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds 200g to 400g $5.95
Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds 401g to 2kg $9.95

Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, seed potatoes, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds over 2kg

$15.95 (Capped)

 

Express Post & Parcel Service (Australia Post) - WITH TRACKING

Delivery Estimates: 1-3 business days* (WA, NT, TAS & Remote areas may take longer)

Order Contents

Delivery Cost

Seed packets only

$16

Seed packets & bulk weight-based seeds up to 500g

$19

BULK Seeds: 0 – 500g

$19

BULK Seeds: 501g to 1kg

$21

BULK Seeds: 1.01kg to 3kg

$26

BULK Seeds: 3.01kg to 5kg

$45

BULK Seeds: 5.01kg to 10kg

$80

BULK Seeds: 10.01kg or 15kg

$120

 

  • Shipping to Western Australia:

An additional $6 fee applies to cover quarantine inspection fees. All WA seed orders are subject to Quarantine WA inspection, which may result in delays beyond our control. For more information, please refer quarantine policy.

  • Shipping to Tasmania:

An additional $3 fee covers Biosecurity Tasmania paperwork—maximum 1kg per seed line item. Biosecurity Tasmania restrictions apply.

 

WA order dispatch time: 

WA orders are packed once a week on Wednesday and shipped out on Thursday. To ensure that your orders are processed and shipped out each Thursday, please place them before midnight (AEDT - Sydney time) on Tuesday. This applies no matter whether Express Post service is chosen for the order.

WA orders go to the Quarantine WA office at Perth Airport for inspection before being sent to your shipping address by the Quarantine Officers. Your tracking number will be activated once the inspection is complete, which may take up to 10 business days after we have packed and dispatched your order.

The tracking number will stay in a 'Pending' status until Quarantine Officers have inspected your shipment at Perth Airport.

Depending on the postal service you pay for the order, it will generally take an additional 1 to 5 business days for your shipment to arrive from Perth Airport to your address within WA. However, please note that delays beyond our control may occasionally occur. 

Signature on delivery: An additional $2.95 applies if you require a signature on delivery service. If you haven't requested a signature, the postie will check for a safe place or letterbox (if it fits) to leave your item. They'll take it to the Post Office for collection if a safe place can't be found. 

No Discount on Postage:  Our special discount event means seeds are available at discounted prices. However, postage costs remain the same, i.e. there won't be any discount on the postage costs - so check out our postage rate table to find out exactly how much it will cost before you stock up on your favourites!

Please note that Australia Post is experiencing delays within their delivery network, so the delivery estimate days/ dates are not guaranteed. We encourage you to choose Express Post shipping to avoid delays in transit.

You shall receive an email / SMS notification with a tracking number as soon as your order has been dispatched. We dispatch ALL seed orders via Australia Post tracking letters for certainty & peace of mind. 

We may use Australia Post Registered Post, which requires a signature on delivery, or you may need to present your ID to collect it.

Express Delivery

It's the fastest possible delivery service within the Australia Post network.

Important:
We will process your order after we have received clear payment in the accounts. 

Dispatch and delivery times are estimates only; we cannot guarantee delivery times as these can change for reasons beyond our control. 

Postage rates are calculated based on each order. If you have placed multiple orders with the same recipient and address, we may combine all items in single postage. 

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

Sorry, we do not ship seeds outside of Australia.

Customer Reviews

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Dusan Kotasek
La Ratte potato

Great service, plenty of potatoes to plant and all of them now growing well 2 weeks after being planted

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Yasmin
Going well

They arrived a bit dry and soft, but as I had prepared beds, they went in straight away. They are growing very fast, so I'm happy with them

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John Dowding
La Ratte

Is now90% germinated and growing well. Will be able to give more feedback as growth continues and at harvest . Seed was good quality and has mostly come up in 3 weeks

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Darren

Starting to sprout, very happy 👍

Shipping Restrictions

Western Australia Customers: We can ship most seed line items, except Quarantine WA restricted seed lines to WA. To help us ship your order as quickly and efficiently as possible, please do not include any seed items prohibited in WA; they are listed with the label 'NOT to WA'. Due to quarantine restrictions in WA, there is a 10kg seeds limit per variety. WA orders require additional handling time. Please remain within an approved limit when ordering seeds. We review every WA order before dispatch and remove (or reduce) excess seed quantity from your order to comply with WA biosecurity regulations. Please check further information here

Tasmania Customers: We can ship seeds to Tasmania. Please do not include seed line items labeled 'NOT to TAS'. Please note that the maximum allowable limit per permitted seed line item is 1kg per order.

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