PlantFiles is getting a new look! Just in time for spring, we're rolling out a new look for the best online plants database. It will also work with your smart phones and mobile devices, so now you can take it with you on garden center visits or botanical garden tours. Questions or comments? Please post them here.

Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Red Ruby'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: tuberosum (too-ber-OH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Ruby
» View all varieties of Potatoes

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Tuber Type:

Hybrid Tuber

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

101 to 110 days

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Skin Color:

Red

Skin Texture:

Smooth

Intermediate

Flesh Color:

White

Tuber Shape:

Round

Oval

Tuber Size:

Medium

Large

Typical Yield:

Medium

Many

Texture:

Moist (multi-purpose)

Gardeners' Notes:

0
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 18, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Potato Association of America. "Red Ruby was selected from the progeny of a cross between Bison x MN11.76-1. It was tested as MN13035 and released by the University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station and Department of Horticultural Science in 1994. Red Ruby is a mid-season red variety for the fresh market. It yields well and has excellent color. Tubers are round to blocky and dark red. The skin is smooth but sometimes slightly netted."