Belle de Fontenay

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Potato 'Belle de Fontenay'
Genus solanum
Species Solanum tuberosum
Cultivar 'Belle de Fontenay'
Origin France

Belle de Fontenay is a small fingerling potato variety with yellow skin and yellow flesh.[1] This heirloom variety was released in France in 1885.[2]

This variety has a firm, waxy texture and is suitable for salads and soup.[3] This variety has a long shaped tuber with a shallow eye depth and smooth skin. The colour of the base of the light sprout is blue, the maturity is first early, the flowers are a blue violet colour and there are no berries on the plant of this species.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Solanum tuberosum 'Belle de Fontenay'". Gardener's World. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Alan Romans (October 2005). The Potato Book. frances lincoln ltd. p. 52. 
  3. ^ "Salad potato". BBC. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Varieties". varieties.ahdb.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-12-01.