Potatoes are a tomato relative and are often mistaken for them, as their foliage is somewhat similar in appearance. They are an agricultural staple that ranks with wheat and rice as among the most important in the world. Their South American origin is often obscured by their fame as a mainstay crop in Ireland. Potato tubers come in many colors; including yellow, brown, pink, red, and purple.

Latin Name

Solanum tuberosum


Family

Solanaceae


Type of Plant

Annual
Vegetable

Seasons

Spring
Fall

Specifications

Max Height: 2'
Max Spread: 1.5'

Uses

  • Annual
  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Rabbit

  • Colors


    Native Range

    South America


    History

    George Washington planted potatoes at many of his farms.


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