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Solanum tuberosum ‘Stroma 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 ‘Stroma potato’ (Potato). This variety is an old one, which has an oval shape with yellow skin and pale yellow flesh. It has long oval orange red-skinned tubers with firm yellow waxy flesh with a mild flavour; can be left as an early maincrop.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Vegetable

Origin

Western S. America

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilSandy, Chalky
  • 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, scab, slugs and colorado beetle.

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