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Potato 'Vales Sovereign'

Solanum tuberosum 'Vales Sovereign'

Photo by Jo.Baker (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

60cm

30cm

Min

30cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Potato 'Vales Sovereign' Overview

This tuber is an early main crop variety that has a white and part red skin with a cream flesh. It is primarily grown as a baker. Introduced in 2005 bred from Picasso x 15205AB6) it has a good resistance to blight and a tolerance to drought conditions. It won Variety of the Year from Tesco in 2008.

Common problems with Potato 'Vales Sovereign'

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 'Vales Sovereign' Companion Plants

    Sweetcorn, eggplant, beans, peas, strawberries, peppers

    How to harvest Potato 'Vales Sovereign'

    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 'Vales Sovereign'

    Tubers

    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 'Vales Sovereign'

    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 'Vales Sovereign'

    Culinary

    Edible

    Potato tubers are edible and can be boiled, baked, chipped and French-fried.