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Pink Fir Apple Main Crop Seed Potatoes

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A heritage Main Crop Seed Potato with a nutty flavour.

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Description

Pink Fir Apple Seed Potatoes are a long standing, heritage favourite dating back to 1850.

With its unusual lumpy texture, pink skin and pale yellow flesh, Pink Fir Apple Seed Potatoes have a slight nutty flavour and can be harvested between September and October for a late season flourish. Add as an attractive salad potato with skins on or enjoy as a tasty chip.

  • Perfect for salads and boiling
  • British grown Seed Potatoes
  • Awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit

Planting Guide:

We recommend planting Main Crop potato tubers, such as Pink Fir Apple, outside between March and April, 10cm deep and 20cm apart in a line. Leave at least 30cm between lines to allow growing space.

Prior to planting, encourage Seed Potatoes to sprout by placing them on a cool, bright windowsill for 4-6 weeks. This process is known as ‘chitting’ and will help prepare the potato tuber for going in the ground.

Once planted, ‘earth up’ the potatoes by drawing the soil up around new shoots to protect them from frost damage and prolong the growing time. Earthing up also protects developing potatoes from sunlight which causes them to turn green and poisonous. Keep potatoes well watered during warm weather.

Main Crop Seed Potatoes require a much longer growing time in the ground and would benefit from an added fertiliser during the Summer months.

Harvesting Guide:

When ready to harvest, cut back haulms (plant stalks) to ground level before gently lifting the plant up with a garden fork.

Carefully remove the potatoes from the plant and wash well before use in the kitchen.