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. 
  • Ploidy: diploid
  • Flowers: purple/blue.
  • Tubers: small to medium size, round. Violet/purple coloured skin with white eyes. White flesh. Deep eyes.
  • Best for: boiling and salads.
  • Production: Each plant should produce about 8 tubers.
  • Potential yield: 700g
  • Heat sprouting:
  • Heat tolerance:
  • RLEM tolerance:
  • Other: Ornamental flowers.  
  • 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: Will sometimes produce runners with evenly spaced tubers along it, as well as the tubers under the plant.

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

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