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Potato 'Apache'

Solanum tuberosum 'Apache'

Photo by Brighter-Blooms (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

60cm

30cm

Min

30cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Potato 'Apache' Overview

The waxy tubers of this second early potato have a red splash cream skin which if blanched before roasting in their skins retain their colour. The flesh is a creamy yellow colour and has a buttery chestnut flavour. Often treated as an annual crop.

Common problems with Potato 'Apache'

Can be attacked by aphids, capsid bug, Rosy rustic moth and wireworms. They can also suffer from Dry rot, gangrene, grey mould, leaf roll virus, potato mosaic virus, potato powdery scab, potato scab, potato spraing, powdery scab, soft rot, wart disease.

    Potato 'Apache' Companion Plants

    Sweetcorn, eggplant, beans, peas, strawberries, peppers

    How to harvest Potato 'Apache'

    Normally ready 12 - 16 weeks after planting, Wait to harvest until after flowering has finished, they are best used as soon as they are harvested but can be stored for a short period in a cool dark area.

    How to propagate Potato 'Apache'

    Tubers

    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 'Apache'

    Crop rotation

    For the best results grow in ground that has not been used for potatoes in the last two years.

    Pot plant

    Can be grown in large containers or potato bags.

    Other uses of Potato 'Apache'

    Culinary

    Edible

    Waxy potatoes have less starch so do not break up when boiled making them also ideal for potato salad and layered potato dishes.