This is two plants worth of Charlotte potatoes, just under 500g which on our portion controlled diet is what we now allow ourselves per sitting. So I'm not too bothered that I've started to harvest them early (they flowered only about a week ago and they are still in bloom). I expect in two weeks or so they'll have bulked up and I could get four times the amount per plant and the size of each tuber will be bigger.
What really made me harvest early was tasting a supermarket Charlotte offering over the weekend, a soapy and soggy travesty. Not at all what I know a Charlotte to be. I do wonder whether its popularity means that varieties are passed off on consumers not lucky enough to have grown the real thing?
We'll have these roasted with baked chicken breasts flavoured with a Spanish marinade inspired by Laura at www.masdudiable.com who is cooking and growing wonderful things.