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Potato 'Edzell Blue'

Solanum tuberosum

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Edzell Blue is part of the Solanum genus and is a Potato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum tuberosum 'Edzell Blue'. 'Edzell Blue' is considered a heirloom cultivar.

Year of Breeding:1915
Heritage variety, with very floury texture. Best known blue- skinned variety. Very tasty but very floury mash. Boiling is difficult but it mashes, fries and bakes well. Round with deep eyes, blue skin and bright white flesh.

Edzell Blue grows as a Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Edzell Blue is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.90 feet (that's 1.20 metres in metric).

United Kingdom is believed to be where Edzell Blue originates from.

Edzell Blue 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 Edzell Blue have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Edzell Blue

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Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Edzell Blue 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. Edzell Blue needs a loamy and clay soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Edzell Blue 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 Edzell Blue about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Edzell Blue

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

Harvesting Edzell Blue

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

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