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Solanum tuberosum 'Belle de Fontenay'

Salad potato

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Key information

Plant type

Vegetable

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Solanum tuberosum  'Belle de Fontenay'

Plant details

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.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Solanum

Species: tuberosum

Cultivar: Belle de Fontenay

Plant type: Vegetable

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 75cm

Time to plant: April to May


Reader reviews

margah

I have 8 jersey potato plants, they were about to flower at the end of July but never flowered, instead all the stalks have died! Should I dig them up to use or just dispose of them?


margah

I have 8 jersey potato plants, they were about to flower at the end of July but never flowered, instead all the stalks have died! Should I dig them up to use or just dispose of them?


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