Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Vitelotte Noire'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: tuberosum (too-ber-OH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Vitelotte Noire
Additional cultivar information:(aka Négresse)
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Tuber Type:

Landrace - Heritage

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

more than 120 days

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Skin Color:

Purple

Skin Texture:

Smooth

Flesh Color:

Purple

Tuber Shape:

Oval

Long

Tuber Size:

Small

Medium

Typical Yield:

Medium

Many

Texture:

Moist (multi-purpose)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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neutral
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Positive

On Dec 22, 2008, curzio from Kenosha, WI wrote:

Medium - small fingerling shaped tubers with dark purple skin and purple flesh. Imported from Peru to France in 1815. W3 explains that this cultivar is not the same species Solanum tuberosus, but Solanum ajanhuiri. Google Kenosha Potato Project to read more about Negresse, Ajanhuiri and the sport Violette Lac de Bret - the picture posted shows the comparison of Ajanhuiri - Vitelotte Noire - Violette - in my comparison I've noticed that Vitelotte grows consistently smaller tubers compared to the other two varieties.

Neutral

On Mar 25, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Tubers are "Cylindrical oval , half-sunken eyes, distributed over the whole surface of the tuber, violet skin, violet flesh.