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Potato 'Red Pontiac'

Solanum tuberosum

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Red Pontiac is a popular variety of Potato, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum tuberosum 'Red Pontiac'). This variety is a Vegetable that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Red Pontiac is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.90 feet (that's 1.20 metres in metric).

As Red Pontiac Potato is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Red Pontiac have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Red Pontiac

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Red Pontiac is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. Ensure your soil is loamy and clay and has a ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 as Potato is a moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing Red Pontiac from seed

Look to ensure a distance 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) deep.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Red Pontiac about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Red Pontiac

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Red Pontiac is a tender plant.

Harvesting Red Pontiac

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