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PlantFiles: Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Alpha'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: tuberosum (too-ber-OH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Alpha
Hybridized by Dorst; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1919

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Tuber Type:
Hybrid Tuber

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Days to Maturity:
101 to 110 days
111 to 120 days

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Skin Color:
Buff

Skin Texture:
Smooth

Flesh Color:
Yellow

Tuber Shape:
Oval
Round

Tuber Size:
Large
Very Large

Typical Yield:
Medium
Many

Texture:
Moist (multi-purpose)

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Feb 13, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Introduced in 1919 by J.C. Dorst (Holland).

Regional...

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

Kenosha, Wisconsin



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