Solanum tuberosum ‘Cara’


  • Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum 'Cara'
  • Common name: Potato
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
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Solanum tuberosum ‘Cara’

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 ‘Cara’ bears oval, pink-eyed tubers with moist flesh perfect for baking and chipping. It shows excellent resistance to golden eelworm and blight, and copes well with drought.


Grow Solanum tuberosum ‘Cara’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Water the tubers thoroughly two weeks before harvesting, and leave them to dry on the soil surface for a few hours before storing in a dry, frost-free place.

How to grow Solanum 'Cara'

  • 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

Plant calendar

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

Do not Harvest in February

Do not Harvest in March

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Do not Harvest in May

Do not Harvest in June

Do not Harvest in July

Do Harvest in August

Do Harvest in September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Solanum 'Cara' and wildlife

Solanum 'Cara' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Solanum 'Cara' poisonous?

Solanum 'Cara' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People