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Potato 'Ratte'

Solanum tuberosum 'Ratte'

Photo by Jo.Baker (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size







2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Potato 'Ratte' Overview

This waxy tuber is an early main crop variety that has a white skin and a creamy yellow flesh. Introduced from Denmark and France in 1872 this potato has a nutty flavour and is similar to Pink Fir Apple.

Common problems with Potato 'Ratte'

How to harvest Potato 'Ratte'

Wait to harvest until the leaves turn yellow towards the end of the growing season. Cut and the remove leaves, then leave tubers for 10 days in the ground before digging and storing in a dark frost free area.

How to propagate Potato 'Ratte'


In January or February chit seed potatoes in a cool light room (10C), When the ground is 50C (March/April) tubers can be planted in trenches 12.5cm deep and space tubers 60cm apart.

Special features of Potato 'Ratte'

Crop rotation

For the best results grow in ground that has not been used for potatoes in the last two years.

Pot plant

Can be grown in large containers or potato bags.

Other uses of Potato 'Ratte'

Waxy potatoes have less starch so do not break up when boiled making them also ideal for potato salad and layered potato dishes.