Solanum tuberosum 'Rocket'

Solanum tuberosum ‘Rocket’

Potato

  • Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum 'Rocket'
  • Common name: Potato
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Salad potatoes have grown in popularity in recent years, thanks to their delicious flavour and waxy texture. Solanum tuberosum ‘Rocket’ produces very early crops of potatoes with near-white skin flesh that remain firm on cooking. 

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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. Solanum tuberosum ‘Rocket’ potatoes are delicious boiled or steamed.

How to grow Solanum 'Rocket'

  • 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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Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in March

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Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

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Harvest
Harvest

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 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 'Rocket' and wildlife

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

Is Solanum 'Rocket' poisonous?

Solanum 'Rocket' 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