Potato – Pink Fir Apple (maincrop)
Pink Fir Apple (maincrop)
One of my favourite varieties dating back to the 1850’s. It’s also known as a fingerling potato due to the long and narrow, knobbly tubers. The skin is pink and the flesh is white. The flavour is outstanding, a nutty, earthy buttery taste. In fact it tastes like an already buttered potato. It’s ideal for boiling and makes a delicious potato salad.
Plant outdoors in mid April and harvest late September to October
Spacing: 30cm in drill (drills widely spaced so you can earth up)
There are about 10-12 seed potatoes in a kilo.
With a spacing of 1 ft (30cm), you’ll get a 10-12ft (3.5 -4m) long drill per kilo.
With a spacing of 25cm, you’ll get a 3m long drill per kilo.