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Binomial Name Solanum tuberosum
Taxon Species
Description A starchy vegetable that originated in South America, the potato is now a worldwide staple. The leaves and fruit are usually poisonous and the stem tuber is the only edible part. The potato can be cooked in many ways, brewed into alcohol, and also used as the basis for creating bioplastics.
Companions Rutabaga Cauliflower Wine Grapes Peas Parsnip Red Cabbage Yellow Cauliflower Salsify African Marigold Zinnia
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growing Degree Days
Sowing Method Place seed potatoes or pieces of potato with eyes in the daylight. When the shoots emerge, cover with soil, straw or mulch
Spread 25 centimeters
Row Spacing 90 centimeters
Height 25 centimeters