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Solanum tuberosum ‘Picasso’

Potato

  • Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum 'Picasso'
  • 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, perfect for baking.

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Solanum tuberosum ‘Picasso’ bears large, pale coloured tubers with a good flavour. Tubers mature up to three weeks earlier than other maincrop varieties, in early September. It is easy to grow, suiting most soils, and has good pest and diseases resistance. Solanum tuberosum ‘Picasso’ tubers are ideal for baking and store well.

How to grow Solanum 'Picasso'

  • 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

Plant calendar

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Solanum 'Picasso' and wildlife

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

Is Solanum 'Picasso' poisonous?

Solanum 'Picasso' 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