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Solanum tuberosum 'King Edward'

Maincrop potato

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Plant type



Half hardy

Skill level


photo by Friedrich Strauss, copyright GAP Photos (94208)

Plant details

King Edward' is one of Pippa Greenwood's favourite maincrop potato varieties. It produces heavy crops of large spuds that have a great taste. The tubers have creamy white, floury flesh, making them many people's number one roaster. Good resitance to rots and scab, but vulnerable to blight.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Solanum

Species: tuberosum

Cultivar: King Edward

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

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