Seed Potatoes - Mnandi (7 tubers)
Grow your own Mnandi potatoes with Hadeco. The delicious potatoes are perfect for boiling and roasting. The potato produces many snow white flowers. Mnandi plants are tall, have upright stems, develop quickly and give good, dense foliage cover. The tubers are oval with a smooth, pale-yellow skin and flesh, and have shallow eyes. Mnandi has a medium to long growth period of 90-110 days from emergence to natural foliage die-back. It has high resistance to disease and a high yield potential. It is very stable over various locations and seasons. These potatoes are a floury cooking type of good eating quality. It has poor dry matter content and is not suitable for processing.
How to plant, care for and grow seed potatoes
|Name derived from||In Latin it is a reference to a plant in the nightshade family.|
|Common name||Nightshade, potato|
|Frost Tolerance||Moderate – low|
|Predators||Nematodes, slugs and blight.|
Fun fact: potatoes are associated with fertility, abundance and regeneration.
The potato’s botanical name is Solanum tuberosum and it can tolerate harsher conditions than most other plants. They also tolerate a range of different soils provided they have organic matter. After planting the potatoes, you should mound up the soil over the different tubers. If you live in an area that receives frost, plant potatoes from August - December. In areas without frost, planting of potatoes can begin as early as June.
Potatoes should receive regular watering. They grow in five different stages: sprouting; spreading leaves; tuber formation/flowering – cannot occur if temperature is above 27°C; bulking up of tubers and maturation.
Age, exposure to light, and damage to the potato can increase the presence of glycoalkaloids which is poisonous to humans and animals. If the potato tuber is green, do not eat it. Potatoes should be stored in a dry well-ventilated and cool place. The lowest temperature a plant can tolerate is 0°C.