Solanum tuberosum ‘Belle De Fontenay’


  • Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum 'Belle De Fontenay'
  • Common name: Potato
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
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Salad potatoes have grown in popularity in recent years, thanks to their delicious flavour and waxy texture. Solanum tuberosum ‘Belle de Fontenay’ is an old French potato from the 1800s. An early potato, it produces small, smooth, kidney-shaped tubers with a creamy yellow flesh. The tubers store after harvesting for several months and the flavour is even said to improve with age.


For best results dig over the soil well and incorporate plenty of compost or rotted manure before planting. Water the tubers thoroughly two weeks before lifting. Solanum tuberosum ‘Belle de Fontenay’ are delicious boiled or steamed.

How to grow Solanum 'Belle de Fontenay'

  • Plant size

    75cm height

    75cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

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A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Harvest in January

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Do not Harvest in October

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Solanum 'Belle de Fontenay' and wildlife

Solanum 'Belle De Fontenay' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Solanum 'Belle de Fontenay' poisonous?

Solanum 'Belle De Fontenay' can be toxic.

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No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People