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Solanum boreale is a Perennial
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
All green parts of the plant are poisonous.
South-western N. America.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will succeed in Britain. This plant is a N. American species of potato and it can probably be grown in much the same way as potatoes are grown. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in most soils[
]. Dislikes wet or heavy clay soils[
]. Prefers a slightly acid soil, the tubers are subject to scab on limy soils or those deficient in humus. Yields best on a fertile soil rich in organic matter.
Root - cooked[
Seed - sow early spring in a warm greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into a fairly rich compost as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on fast. Plant them out after the last expected frosts.
Division. Harvest the tubers in autumn after the top-growth has been cut back by frost. Store the tubers in a cool frost-free place overwinter and replant in mid spring.