Potato 'Salad Blue'
Solanum tuberosum 'Salad Blue'
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Potato 'Salad Blue' Overview
This floury tuber is an early main crop variety that has a deep blue skin and flesh that keeps it's colour when cooked. Introduced in 1900 as a result of a Victorian amateur breeder in Scotland.
Common problems with Potato 'Salad Blue'
Can be attacked by aphids, capsid bug, Rosy rustic moth and wireworms. They can also suffer from Dry rot, gangrene, grey mould, leaf roll virus, potato mosaic virus, potato powdery scab, potato scab, potato spraing, powdery scab, soft rot, wart disease.
Potato 'Salad Blue' Companion Plants
Sweetcorn, eggplant, beans, peas, strawberries, peppers
How to harvest Potato 'Salad Blue'
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 'Salad Blue'
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 'Salad Blue'
For the best results grow in ground that has not been used for potatoes in the last two years.
Can be grown in large containers or potato bags.
Other uses of Potato 'Salad Blue'
Floury potatoes tend to break up when boiled so they are more suited to being roasted, baked and for making chips. They also suit being used for mash.