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Solanum tuberosum 'Cara'

Maincrop potato

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Key information

Plant type

Vegetable

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Solanum tuberosum 'Cara'

Plant details

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

Solanum tuberosum 'Cara' bears oval, pink-eyed tubers with moist flesh perfect for baking and chipping. It shows excellent resistance to golden eelworm and blight, and copes well with drought.

Grow Solanum tuberosum 'Cara' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Water the tubers thoroughly two weeks before harvesting, and leave them to dry on the soil surface for a few hours before storing in a dry, frost-free place.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Solanum

Species: tuberosum

Cultivar: Cara

Plant type: Vegetable

Foliage colour: Mid-green

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

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 75cm


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