Solanum tuberosum 'King Edward'

Maincrop potato

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Plant type



Half hardy

Skill level


Solanum tuberosum 'King Edward'

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 'King Edward' bears heavy crops of large, well-flavoured potatoes. The tubers have creamy white, floury flesh, making them ideal for roasting. Solanum tuberosum 'King Edward' shows good resitance to rots and scab, but can be 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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