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botanical name:
Solanum tuberosum 'Mimi'
Solanum tuberosum 'Mimi' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Potato 'Mimi'
family:  Solanaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.45m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour:
stem/bark: light green
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
First Early variety, producing uniform, small rounded, red-skinned tubers with white flesh and of excellent flavour. Compact habit and noticeably smaller top-growth than most. Rather light cropping, but worthwhile as an early, tasty "new" potato.

Tender perennial usually treated as an annual crop.

cultivation:
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.
Good scab resistance.

propagation:
From tubers.

usage:
Culinary vegetable. Good for boiling and as a salad potato.

Can be grown in containers

other notes:
Raised in Scotland, 2000.

RHS AGM

All the green parts of the plant, even green parts of exposed tubers, are poisonous, containing a toxic alkaloid called solanine.

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