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Solanum tuberosum 'Duke of York' (Potato 'Duke of York')

Beginner
skill rating
3 hours care
per year
1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Solanum tuberosum 'Duke of York'

Other names

Potato 'Duke of York', Early first potato 'Duke of York', Potato 'Red Duke of York'

Genus

Solanum Solanum

Variety or Cultivar

'Duke of York' _ 'Duke of York' is a perennial forming branching stems with compound leaves, white flowers, green berries, and edible, swollen tubers, which are harvested in the early summer. This variety is an early first, with pale yellow tubers, firm texture and good flavour.


Solanum tuberosum 'Duke of York' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Potato cyst eelworms , Potato slug damage , Rosy rustic moth , Wireworms Aphids , Capsid bug , Potato cyst eelworms , Potato slug damage , Rosy rustic moth , Wireworms

Black leg , Dry rot , Gangrene , Leaf roll virus , Potato blight , Potato mosaic virus , Potato powdery scab , Potato scab , Potato spraing , Powdery scab , Soft rot , Wart disease Black leg , Dry rot , Gangrene , Leaf roll virus , Potato blight , Potato mosaic virus , Potato powdery scab , Potato scab , Potato spraing , Powdery scab , Soft rot , Wart disease

General care

Pruning

Do not remove the young sprouts on 'seed' (small potato) as these are vital for potato plants to grow. This growth is called 'chitting'.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Solanum tuberosum 'Duke of York' (Potato 'Duke of York') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Will grow in most soil not used for potato in the last 2 years, as long as in a frost-free, sheltered spot. Dig the soil in autumn and add peat or compost to soil not previously manured. Consider treating soil for wireworm.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Solanum tuberosum 'Duke of York'

Other names

Potato 'Duke of York', Early first potato 'Duke of York', Potato 'Red Duke of York'

Genus

Solanum Solanum

Variety or Cultivar

'Duke of York' _ 'Duke of York' is a perennial forming branching stems with compound leaves, white flowers, green berries, and edible, swollen tubers, which are harvested in the early summer. This variety is an early first, with pale yellow tubers, firm texture and good flavour.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Potato cyst eelworms , Potato slug damage , Rosy rustic moth , Wireworms

Specific diseases

Black leg , Dry rot , Gangrene , Leaf roll virus , Potato blight , Potato mosaic virus , Potato powdery scab , Potato scab , Potato spraing , Powdery scab , Soft rot , Wart disease

General care

Pruning

Do not remove the young sprouts on 'seed' (small potato) as these are vital for potato plants to grow. This growth is called 'chitting'.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Solanum tuberosum 'Duke of York' (Potato 'Duke of York') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Will grow in most soil not used for potato in the last 2 years, as long as in a frost-free, sheltered spot. Dig the soil in autumn and add peat or compost to soil not previously manured. Consider treating soil for wireworm.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Solanum tuberosum 'Duke of York' (Potato 'Duke of York')

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci non-European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Non-European populations of Bemisia tabaci pose an additional risk to European populations due to the potential for introducing non-European viruses.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Solanum tuberosum 'Duke of York' (Potato 'Duke of York')

Common pest name

Apple root knot nematode

Scientific pest name

Meloidogyne mali

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Unknown

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

UK (along with certain other European countries) received potentially infested trees in 1992; but these were destroyed at the end of the trial period and targeted surveillance has failed to find any trace of the nematode. Main impacts are on elm; apple and mulberry and industry should source such material carefully.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Solanum tuberosum 'Duke of York' (Potato 'Duke of York')

Common pest name

; Black wood of grapevine; Female sterility of tobacco; Fruit woodiness of tomato; Maize Redness; Mal azul of tomato; Metabolbur; Metastolbur; Parastolbur; Purple top of potato; Stolbur of potato; Stolbur of tobacco; Stolbur of tomato

Scientific pest name

Candidatus Phytoplasma solani

Type

Phytoplasma

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Phytoplasma which potentially affects a wide host range; determined by the feeding behaviour of vectors. First UK outbreak in 2014; on strawberry; a host not specifically regulated in EU legislation. This legislation should be reviewed to take account of this and other developments.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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