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Potato 'Red'

Solanum tuberosum

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Red is part of the Solanum genus and is a Potato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum tuberosum 'Red'. 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 is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.90 feet (that's 1.20 metres in metric).

Red 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 Red have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Red

  • 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 is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Red needs a loamy and clay soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Red from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 5.85 inches (15.0 cm).

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

Transplanting Red

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

Harvesting Red

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