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Potato 'King Edward'

Solanum tuberosum

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Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum tuberosum 'King Edward'), King Edward is a variety of Potato. 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. King Edward is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.90 feet (that's 1.20 metres in metric). This variety tends to bloom in late summer.

Chile is believed to be where King Edward originates from.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, King Edward Potato is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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

How to grow King Edward

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that King Edward is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. Planting King Edward in loamy and clay soil with a ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 is ideal for as it does best in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing King Edward from seed

Potatoes are generally grown from the eyes of another potato and not from seed.

Sow at a depth of approx. 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between Potato plants.

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

Transplanting King Edward

As King Edward is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out (around 20°C / 68°F as a guideline) - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting King Edward

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early autumn.

Potato King Edward Etymology

The English word potato comes from Spanish patata.

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