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Potato 'Russet'  

Solanum tuberosum

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Russet is a variety of Potato which is a member of the Solanum family. Its botanical name is Solanum tuberosum 'Russet'. Leaves usually appear in   Ao green colour. 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. Russet is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.90 feet (that's 1.20 metres in metric).

Russet Potato is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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

How to grow Russet

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Russet is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Russet needs a loamy and clay soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Russet from seed

Sow 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm).

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

Transplanting Russet

Russet is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Russet

Other Names for Potato 'Russet'

Russet Burbank, Netted Gem

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