Potato

Potato

Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Solanum
Species: S. tuberosum

Description

The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a hebaceous plant native to Central America, it belongs to the important Solanaceae family (the same family as tomatoes, aubergines and peppers). The plant has compound leaves, alternating edges that can be smooth or serrated. The stems grow erect and are between 60 cm and 100 cm tall, when the plant reaches maturity they become prostrate and turn yellow.
Potato plants bear clusters of flowers, which can be from yellow to silver and have yellow centres, on the ends of the stems. The flowers produce a yellowy, fleshy berry. The plant’s edible part, the tuber, is a stem growing underground that is modified to become an organ that acts as a reserve (it contains the majority of the water and starch) and for propagation.

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Solanum tuberosum
Productivity cycle Annual
Recommended Seeding In Pots
Sowing Depth 5.00 cm
Distance between rows 60 cm / 65 cm
Distance between rows 25 cm / 30 cm
Estimated number of plants/sqm 6.00
Average growing time 90 gg / 130 gg
Average sprouting time 16 gg / 30 gg
Produce per sqm 2.00 kg / 4.00 kg
Estimated growing sqm per person 15.0
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 5 °c - 18 °c
Soil pH 5.00 / 6.00
Can be grown in pots no

Variety

Agata

An early variety with an oval shape, yellow skin and flesh, suitable for all uses.

Agata
Imola

A medium late variety with an oval shape, yellow skin and white flesh, firm and floury.

Imola
Kennebec

A medium late variety with an oval shape, light yellow skin, white flesh; resistant to dry weather.

Kennebec
Monalisa

Early variety with an elongated oval shape, light yellow skin and flesh.

Monalisa
Kipfler

Variety with an elongated lumpy shape, yellow skin and light yellow flesh; not very fruitful but of a high quality

Kipfler
Kuroda

Late variety, red skin and yellow flesh; excellent production and good flavour.

Kuroda