Solanum tuberosum 'Charlotte'

Solanum tuberosum 'Charlotte'

Potato

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum 'Charlotte'
  • 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 'Charlotte' is a favourite salad potato, producing very early crops of potatoes with creamy yellow flesh that remains firm on cooking. As well as being excellent in salads, 'Charlotte' tubers also make great small jacket potatoes. They're uniform in shape and up to 50 per cent larger than other salad varieties.

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 'Charlotte' potatoes 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

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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