Solanum tuberosum 'Pink Fir Apple'

Solanum tuberosum 'Pink Fir Apple'

Potato

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum 'Pink Fir Apple'
  • Common name: Potato
  • Plant type: Vegetable

Height: 75cm

Spread: 75cm

Foliage colour:
  • Green

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Salad potato varieties can be first or second earlies, or maincrops. They all share qualities of fine flavour and waxy texture whether eaten hot or cold. Salad potatoes tend to be smaller and lower yielding than other varieties, and respond to heavy dressings of compost or rotted manure before planting, which will improve yields considerably.

Solanum tuberosum 'Pink Fir Apple' is one of the oldest potato varieties, bearing unusual long, knobbly, pink-skinned tubers with a waxy, yellow and a distinctive nutty flavour. The flavour is said to improve when the potatoes are served cold. Solanum tuberosum 'Pink Fir Apple' tubers are perfect for boiling, chipping, or eating as a salad potato. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested

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