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Solanum tuberosum ‘King Edward’

Potato

  • Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum 'King Edward'
  • Common name: Potato
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
Foliage colour:

Green

Maincrop potato varieties occupy the ground longer than other kinds, but produce the heaviest yields, often with very large tubers ideal for baking.

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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.

How to grow Solanum 'King Edward'

  • 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

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Solanum 'King Edward' and wildlife

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

Is Solanum 'King Edward' poisonous?

Solanum 'King Edward' 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