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Solanum tuberosum 'Rooster'
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common name: Potato 'Rooster'
poisonous or irritant
moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Early Maincrop variety, producing oval, red-skinned tubers with pink eyes. Pale yellow, dry, floury flesh with a good flavour.
Most fertile, well cultivated soils but dislikes very wet or heavy clay soil. Prefers a slightly acid rich soil with plenty of organic matter, the tubers can be subject to scab on limy, sandy or gravely soils or those deficient in humus. Likes a sunny position.
Culinary vegetable. Good general use potato.
Raised in Ireland, 1993.
All the green parts of the plant, even green parts of exposed tubers, are poisonous, containing a toxic alkaloid called solanine.