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PlantFiles: Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Defender'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: tuberosum (too-ber-OH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Defender
Registered or introduced: 2004

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Days to Maturity:
91 to 100 days

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Typical Yield:

Moist (multi-purpose)


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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jhwentworth On Sep 14, 2010, jhwentworth from Loudon, NH (Zone 5a) wrote:

Defender was selected and planted to provide some measure of protection from late blight. Tubers were dug in early September with good yields. Some evidence of scab. Central New Hampshire was very hot and dry this summer (2010), so results during a cool, wet, summer are unknown.

Defender seed potatoes are difficult to obtain, at least in New England, but well worth the effort if late blight is a concern. They are disease resistant, good producers, and make great french fries.


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

Loudon, New Hampshire

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