Solanum tuberosum ‘Swift’


  • Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum 'Swift'
  • Common name: Potato
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
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First early potato varieties are the most popular for garden cultivation, occupying the ground for less time than other kinds and producing fairly heavy yields from most kinds of soil. Well-dug soil with plenty of compost or rotted manure worked in will improve yields considerably, as will a thorough soak two weeks before lifting. First earlies can be grown under polythene or fleece for extra early crops, and may also be grown in large pots both early in the year and in late summer for a Christmas harvest.


Solanum tuberosum ‘Swift’ produces high yields of oval, white skinned potatoes with creamy flesh. Plants show resistance to potato virus Y, blackleg, scab, and potato cyst nematode.

How to grow Solanum 'Swift'

  • 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 Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

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Do not Plant in June

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Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December


Do not Harvest in January

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Do not Harvest in March

Do not Harvest in April

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Do not Harvest in June

Do Harvest in July

Do Harvest in August

Do Harvest in September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Solanum 'Swift' and wildlife

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

Is Solanum 'Swift' poisonous?

Solanum 'Swift' can be toxic.

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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