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Solanum tuberosum 'Mimi'
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common name: Potato 'Mimi'
poisonous or irritant
moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
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.
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.
Culinary vegetable. Good for boiling and as a salad potato.
Can be grown in containers
Raised in Scotland, 2000.
All the green parts of the plant, even green parts of exposed tubers, are poisonous, containing a toxic alkaloid called solanine.