Species: S. tuberosum
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.
|Scientific name||Solanum tuberosum|
|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|
An early variety with an oval shape, yellow skin and flesh, suitable for all uses.
A medium late variety with an oval shape, yellow skin and white flesh, firm and floury.
A medium late variety with an oval shape, light yellow skin, white flesh; resistant to dry weather.
Early variety with an elongated oval shape, light yellow skin and flesh.
Variety with an elongated lumpy shape, yellow skin and light yellow flesh; not very fruitful but of a high quality
Late variety, red skin and yellow flesh; excellent production and good flavour.