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Potato 'Belle De Fontenay'

Solanum tuberosum 'Belle de Fontenay'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

1.6m

30cm

Min

30cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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'

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 'Belle De Fontenay'

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 '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.