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Potato 'Charlotte'

Solanum tuberosum

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Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum tuberosum 'Charlotte'), Charlotte is a variety of Potato. Charlotte grows as a Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Charlotte is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.90 feet (that's 1.20 metres in metric).

Chile is believed to be where Charlotte originates from.

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

How to grow Charlotte

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

A partial sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte from seed

Potatoes are generally grown from the eyes of another potato and not 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 Charlotte about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Charlotte

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

Harvesting Charlotte

Potato Charlotte Etymology

The English word potato comes from Spanish patata.

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