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Solanum tuberosum ‘Desiree potato’

Potato

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPurple white
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Solanum tuberosum ‘Desiree potato’ (Potato). The skin colour is pink and the flesh is pale yellow. The shape of the potato is oval but grows in all soil types and the texture is quite waxy.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Vegetable

Origin

Holland

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilFertile, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Harvesting may start in Late summer. Harvesting may end in Mid autumn.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Potato blight, Scab, Slugs and colorado beetle.

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