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Solanum tuberosum 'Red Duke of York'

 

Potato 'Red Duke of York'

There are three main types of potato: First early, Second early, and Main crop. All are planted within about a month of each other. eg Second early varieties are planted when the First early is above ground and about 2" high. This gives a good successional sowing interval. For maincrop potatoes the longer in the ground the better, so they bulk up to produce high yields, but growers need to pay attention when conditions are wet to avoid blight by lifting the crop. 'Red Duke of York' is a first early with a red skin and yellow flesh, and is a good "all-rounder' - particularly good for roasting

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plant Features
  • Potato Red Duke of York likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Potato Red Duke of York likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Potato Red Duke of York is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Potato Red Duke of York likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Potato 'Red Duke of York'

Latin name

Solanum tuberosum 'Red Duke of York'

type

Vegetable

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Potato Red Duke of York likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Potato Red Duke of York is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Potato Red Duke of York likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Potato Red Duke of York likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Potato Red Duke of York is 0.80meters x 0.80meters 0.80 M 0.80 M

Solanum tuberosum 'Red Duke of York'

There are three main types of potato: First early, Second early, and Main crop. All are planted within about a month of each other. eg Second early varieties are planted when the First early is above ground and about 2" high. This gives a good successional sowing interval. For maincrop potatoes the longer in the ground the better, so they bulk up to produce high yields, but growers need to pay attention when conditions are wet to avoid blight by lifting the crop. 'Red Duke of York' is a first early with a red skin and yellow flesh, and is a good "all-rounder' - particularly good for roasting


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Potatoes should be "chitted" first, that is put in trays in a cool, light, frost free place, to allow the growing tips to start. The ground for potatoes should not have had potatoes grown in it for at least two years and should be deeply dug and will benefit from lots of well rotted farmyard manure or compost. A trench should be dug and manure placed in the bottom, covered over with soil then the seed potatoes placed on top on this, with the sprouting growth uppermost, taking care not to break them off. Cover over until the ground is level and wait for the growth to appear. As the plants get taller, earth them up by drawing soil over the plants from each side, until you have a ridge about 9ins. high. Plant early varieties first, and then, when they are 2" high, plant 2nd. earlies, and when they are 2" high, plant maincrop.

 
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