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A 2kg bag of nutty-flavoured heritage Pink Fir Apple Main Crop Seed Potatoes that, when grown, will be best served cold. 2kg bag contains 16-28 tubers.
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EAN: 5035714000454 | MPN: 691365B
Pink Fir Apple Seed Potatoes are well known for their distinctive nutty flavour. This ‘Heritage Potato’ variety dates back to the Mid-Nineteenth Century, producing long, knobbly, pink-skinned potatoes that have waxy, butter-yellow flesh.
These potatoes are delicious when served either hot or cold as a salad potato and will intensify in flavour when served cold. They are also ideal for boiling, steaming, mashing and chipping.
As testament to its ease to grow and consistent results, this variety received the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit, helping you plant with confidence.
Plant Pink Fir Apple Main Crop potato tubers outside between March and April, 10cm deep and 20cm apart in a line, making sure to leave at least 30cm between lines to allow growing space.
Prior to planting, Seed Potatoes should go through the process of ‘chitting’. This process involves leaving the potatoes on a cool, bright windowsill for 4-6 weeks in order to encourage sprouts and prepare the tubers for going into the ground.
After planting, draw up soil around the new shoots to protect them from frost damage and prolong the growing time. ‘Earthing up’ in this way also protects developing potatoes from sunlight which can cause them to turn green and poisonous. Keep potatoes well watered during warm weather.
Main Crop Seed Potatoes require a longer growing time in the ground and would benefit from an added fertiliser during the Summer months.
When ready to harvest, approximately 16-22 weeks after planting, cut back 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 using in the kitchen.
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