Solanum tuberosum 'Red Duke of York'

Solanum tuberosum ‘Red Duke Of York’


  • Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum 'Red Duke Of York'
  • Common name: Potato
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
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Solanum tuberosum ‘Red Duke of York’ is an attractive red-skinned first early potato, bearing large, oval tubers with yellow flesh. A good all rounder, ‘Red Duke of York’  is particularly well-suited to roasting. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit. 


For best results grow Solanum tuberosum ‘Red Duke of York’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. 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 'Red Duke of York'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    60cm 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 September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Solanum 'Red Duke of York' and wildlife

Solanum 'Red Duke Of York' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Solanum 'Red Duke of York' poisonous?

Solanum 'Red Duke Of York' can be toxic.

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No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People