Vitelotte Noire


Vitelotte Noire
Variety Name: Vitelotte NoireRights Holder | Breeder: Country of Origin: France FranceYear of of introduction: <1815
Vitellette is a French variety of purple potato, known for its vibrant, interior design. It belongs to the species Solanum tuberosum of the genus Solanum. It is also known as Truffe de Chine, Négresse, Vitelotte Noir, Chinese truffle, and black truffle. The phytolot potato was introduced to France in the 800th century.

Vielotte's skin changes color from a dark violet blue to a deep violet. The flesh of this potato is strong, dense, has a white-marbled artistic purple color.

Vitellite gets its color from the pigment of a chemical compound called anthocyanin. This compound is responsible for the colors, red, purple, and blue in fruits and vegetables.

Cultivation tips for nurseries
  • Ensure long day in production
  • Pot up young plants, let them root in at 18°C for 7 days
  • Then keep cool, otherwise they will quickly grow too large
  • Sell after 2 to 4 weeks

Growing instructions for consumers
  • Plant when there is no longer any danger of frost
  • Make sure the pot has sufficient volume, potatoes need space - it is best to use pots with a diameter of at least 30 cm and a height of 40 cm. Several plants can be placed in larger pots with a diameter of 40 cm or more.
  • Fill the pot only ½ to 2/3 full of soil and insert the plant deeply.
  • When the plant has grown a little, add more soil until the pot is full.
  • The tubers will form better on the parts that are under the soil.

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