Desiree is a popular variety of Potato, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum tuberosum 'Desiree').
Originally bred in the Netherlands in 1962. Main crop. It has yellow flesh with a distinctive flavour and is a favourite with allotment-holders because of its resistance to drought, although it is not well suited to organic growing. It is a versatile, fairly waxy variety which is firm and holds its shape and useful for all methods of cooking; from roasting to mashing and salads.
Chile is believed to be where Desiree originates from.
As Desiree 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 Desiree have been kindly provided by our members.
Potatoes are generally grown from the eyes of another potato and not 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 Desiree about 14 days before your last frost date.
The English word potato comes from Spanish patata.
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