Potato 'Belle De Fontenay'
Solanum tuberosum 'Belle de Fontenay'
2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Potato 'Belle De Fontenay' Overview
The waxy tubers of this second early potato have a golden yellow skin with a creamy yellow flesh. They are a very old rare French variety that produce small kidney shaped pretty tubers that are ideal for salads.
Common problems with Potato 'Belle De Fontenay'
How to harvest Potato 'Belle De Fontenay'
Normally ready 12 - 16 weeks after planting, Wait to harvest until after flowering has finished, they are best used as soon as they are harvested but can be stored for a short period in a cool dark area.
How to propagate Potato 'Belle De Fontenay'
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 'Belle De Fontenay'
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 'Belle De Fontenay'
Waxy potatoes have less starch so do not break up when boiled making them also ideal for potato salad and layered potato dishes.