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Solanum tuberosum 'Desiree'

Maincrop potato

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Plant type



Half hardy

Skill level


Solanum tuberosum 'Desiree'

Plant details

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.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Solanum

Species: tuberosum

Cultivar: Desiree

Plant type: Vegetable

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 75cm

Time to plant: April to April

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