Solanum tuberosum 'International Kidney'

Solanum tuberosum ‘International Kidney’


  • Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum 'International Kidney'
  • Common name: Potato
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
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Solanum tuberosum ‘International Kidney’ is a first early potato, bearing delicious waxy tubers with very thin skin that rarely needs peeling. It’s a good choice for forcing in a bag for an early crop in late-spring. The tubers are perfect for using as new potatoes and also in salads. 


Grow Solanum tuberosum ‘International Kidney’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. 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. 

How to grow Solanum 'International Kidney'

  • 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

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Do not Harvest in March

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Do not Harvest in June

Do Harvest in July

Do Harvest in August

Do not Harvest in September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Solanum 'International Kidney' and wildlife

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

Is Solanum 'International Kidney' poisonous?

Solanum 'International Kidney' can be toxic.

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Toxic to Cats

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No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People