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Solanum tuberosum ‘Shelley salad potato’

Potato

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Solanum tuberosum ‘Shelley salad potato’ (Potato). A second early crop. Uniform, oval tubers, shallow eyes, white flesh.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Deciduous, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Vegetable

Origin

Western S. America

Interest and use

Culinary, vegetable, food - potatoes.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

These warm-climate plants are demanding as they require full sun and rich, well-drained soil. Harvesting may start in early summer and may end in mid autumn. Fairly easy to grow.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Potato blight, wireworm, softrot, common scab dry rot and slugs.

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