This is a low producing diploid but it flowers magnificently, and for a long time so can be used as an ornamental as well as for eating.

  • Plant: Upright. Branching
  • Ploidy: Tetraploid
  • Flowers: Dark purple.
  • Tubers: small to medium size, lumpy, violet skin and white flesh.
  • Best for: boiling and mash.
  • Production: Each plant should produce about 8 tubers.
  • Potential yield:
  • Heat sprouting:
  • Heat tolerance:
  • RLEM tolerance:
  • Other: Poor flavour with a touch of bitterness 
  • Planting:  Harvest at 100 days. Will produce two crops per season.
  • Commercial use? No, it does not produce well enough
  • Fertility: Flowers and makes berries.
  • Other:

Cooking: Best for boiling. Flavour poor, mash ok.

Storage/dormancy: low dormancy. See the ‘storage’ page for overwinter storage tips.