Solanum tuberosum ‘Pink Fir Apple’


  • Botanical name: Solanum tuberosum 'Pink Fir Apple'
  • Common name: Potato
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
Foliage colour:


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).

How to grow Solanum 'Pink Fir Apple'

  • Plant size

    75cm height

    75cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December


Do not Harvest in January

Do not Harvest in February

Do not Harvest in March

Do not Harvest in April

Do not Harvest in May

Do not Harvest in June

Do Harvest in July

Do Harvest in August

Do Harvest in September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Solanum 'Pink Fir Apple' and wildlife

Solanum 'Pink Fir Apple' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Solanum 'Pink Fir Apple' poisonous?

Solanum 'Pink Fir Apple' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People