Solanum tuberosum 'Desiree'

Solanum tuberosum 'Desiree'

Potato

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum 'Desiree'
  • Common name: Potato
  • Plant type: Vegetable

Height: 75cm

Spread: 75cm

Foliage colour:
  • Green

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Maincrop potato varieties occupy the ground longer than other potatoes, but produce the heaviest yields, often with very large tubers.

Blight resistant Solanum tuberosum 'Desiree' bears red-skinned potatoes with a firm waxy flesh. The tubers are particularly suitable for baking. Plants show some resistance to drought and scab.

For best results grow Solanum tuberosum 'Desiree' in moist but well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. Water plants thoroughly two weeks before harvesting.

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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