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Solanum tuberosum 'Violet Queen'


Solanum tuberosum 'Violet Queen' is a versatile gourmet potato with purple skin and purple flesh.

Solanum tuberosum 'Violet Queen' is beautiful, versatile, tasty gourmet potato with a long, oval shape with purple skin and purple-veined flesh. Said to be based on ancient Peruvian varieties. It gives off a smell of red beets when cooked and retains its colour. Very high in antioxidants with high yield capacity. Great for boiling, steaming, and baking. Loose soils are preferable for higher production in the ground or large containers. Plant in early spring while soil is still cool. Hilling up potato plants will increase yield. Matures mid season.

Common Name: Potato - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Solanaceae (The Deadly Nightshade Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Annual

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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