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Potato 'Purple Majesty'

Solanum tuberosum

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Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum tuberosum 'Purple Majesty'), Purple Majesty is a variety of Potato.

From Ronniger Potato Farm: “Another brand new potato variety from Dr. Holm in Colorado along with Mountain Rose. This one is a purple inside and out potato, also bred to be a fry type potato and tastes great baked or boiled. Very nice uniformity and yield.”

This from Maine Potato Lady:
“Majestic purple flesh inside satiny purple skin beautifully describes this newly-released variety from Colorado. All Blue crossed with white fleshed chipping variety has produced a potato exceptionally high in anthocyanins, an antioxidant. Oblong tubers make stunning chips or fries. Resistant to most viruses, susceptible to fusarium dry rot. Ideal for early market or summer eating; good for short-term storage only.”

A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as a Perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Purple Majesty is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.90 feet (that's 1.20 metres in metric).

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Purple Majesty 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 Purple Majesty have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Purple Majesty

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Purple Majesty likes a position of partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Purple Majesty 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. Planting Purple Majesty 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 Purple Majesty 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 Purple Majesty about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Purple Majesty

As Purple Majesty is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Purple Majesty

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