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Solanum tuberosum 'Pink Fir Apple'

Salad potato

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Key information

Plant type

Vegetable

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Salad potato varieties can be first or second earlies, or maincrops as with 'Pink Fir Apple'. They all share qualities of fine flavour and waxy texture whether eaten hot or cold. They tend to be smaller and lower yielding than other kinds, and respond to heavy dressings of compost or rotted manure before planting, which will improve yields considerably. 'Pink Fir Apple' is one of the oldest varieties, with a creamy flesh that is particularly tasty when cold. It is the last to mature, and is lifted and stored in the same way as other maincrops.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Solanum

Species: tuberosum

Cultivar: Pink Fir Apple

Plant type: Vegetable

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 75cm


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