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Solanum tuberosum 'Desiree'

Maincrop potato

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Plant type



Half hardy

Skill level


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Plant details

Desiree' is a maincrop variety with firm, waxy flesh and red skin. It is particularly good as for baking and has drought tolerance. It shows some resistance to powdery scab. Maincrop varieties should be planted about 38cm (15in) apart with 75cm (30in) between the rows. They can be kept in the ground and not harvested until September or October.

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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