Pink Fir Apple (Heritage 1850’s/Maincrop Variety)
These tubers are long, narrow and famously knobbly.
This interesting shaped potato was originally imported into Britain over 160 years ago! It was kept solely by enthusiasts for decades because of its exceptional flavour. It’s a great salad potato.
Number of tubers (seed potatoes): 10
Variety: Pink Fir Apple
In the kitchen: These are best boiled and used in salads.
Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery in Feb/Mar 2022 through to April/May. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.
Planting/Growing Advice: Potatoes need a bit of depth, you can grow them in the ground, raised bed or in a deep planter. These should be planted in spring. If you receive them in Feb/Mar, it is best to chit them before planting out in late March/April. If received in April/May you can plant straight away without chitting.
For earlies we recommend planting 30cm apart with 40-50cm between rows and for second earlies and main crops we recommend around 40cm apart with 75cm between rows.
When to harvest: Earlies are usually ready when the flowers open and Maincrops are ready when the leaves have died. Look for these telltale signs to know when your spuds are ready, and then doublecheck by carefully scraping away the earth with your hand or a trowel to see that they’re a good size for harvesting.
*Transplants suitable for organic growing.