Potato 'Pink Fir Apple'
Solanum tuberosum 'Pink Fir Apple'
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Potato 'Pink Fir Apple' Overview
Potato 'Pink Fir Apple' is a late main variety that produces a long and knobbly waxy tubers with a pink skin and a creamy yellow flesh. It can also be harvested early and used as a salad potato or fried whole. Solanum tuberosum 'Pink Fir Apple' has been listed from 1850 and has an amazing flavour that is a firm favourite. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit and is more slug-resistant than other cultivars.
Common problems with Potato 'Pink Fir Apple'
How to harvest Potato 'Pink Fir Apple'
Wait to harvest until the leaves turn yellow towards the end of the growing season. Cut and the remove leaves, then leave tubers for 10 days in the ground before digging and storing in a dark frost free area.
How to propagate Potato 'Pink Fir Apple'
In January or February chit seed potatoes in a cool light room (10C), When the ground is 50C (March/April) tubers can be planted in trenches 12.5cm deep and space tubers 60cm apart.
Special features of Potato 'Pink Fir Apple'
For the best results grow in ground that has not been used for potatoes in the last two years.
Can be grown in large containers or potato bags.
Other uses of Potato 'Pink Fir Apple'
Waxy potatoes have less starch so do not break up when boiled making them also ideal for potato salad and layered potato dishes.