Solanum (Potato)

Potatoes are generous plants. They are easy to grow and produce abundant harvests. Give them full sun and they will accept almost any planting situation. The potato is a starchy tuber of the plant Solanum tuberosum and is a root vegetable native to South America. While they are herbaceous perennials by nature, potatoes are most often grown as annuals for harvesting. Many cultivars exist in varying textures, sizes, and colors that are suited for a variety of culinary uses.