Solanum tuberosum 'Belle de Fontenay'

Solanum tuberosum 'Belle De Fontenay'

Potato

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum 'Belle de Fontenay'
  • Common name: Potato
  • Plant type: Vegetable

Height: 75cm

Spread: 75cm

Foliage colour:
  • Green

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Salad potatoes have grown in popularity in recent years, thanks to their delicious flavour and waxy texture. Solanum tuberosum 'Belle de Fontenay' is an old French potato from the 1800s. An early potato, it produces small, smooth, kidney-shaped tubers with a creamy yellow flesh. The tubers store after harvesting for several months and the flavour is even said to improve with age.

For best results dig over the soil well and incorporate plenty of compost or rotted manure before planting. Water the tubers thoroughly two weeks before lifting. Solanum tuberosum 'Belle de Fontenay' are delicious boiled or steamed.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested

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