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Potato 'Red thumb'

Current Facts
Red thumb fingerling potatoes are one of hundreds of varieties of red potatoes. They are late-season heirloom variety that is highly regarded for their uniform size, disease resistance and storage qualities.

Description/Taste
The red thumb potato is defined primarily by its shape, size and texture. Measuring about two to three inches in length and tubular in shape, its given name suggests it has the appearance of a thumb. its skin is ruby hued and semi smooth. Its flesh, marbled with pink and creamy white coloring, is waxy and firm. This is a trademark texture of nearly all red potato varieties.

Applications
The red thumb potato is considered best for roasting and grilling, though it can also be boiled and fried. It is not recommended to eat the potato raw, but the entire potato is edible. Store in a cool dry location. Do not refrigerate raw potatoes.

Geography/History
The first red potato to be cultivated originated in Peru. Its lifeline is thousands of years deep. Having hundreds of varieties to rely on for culinary purposes has allowed red potatoes to adapt to different growing conditions throughout centuries. Hybrid varieties of red potatoes, including red thumb have been created to improve upon their wild ancestors’ ability to survive.

This planting has been archived (other).

From a swap.

Latest Milestone Budding

Quantity: 2

Plant Potato Solanum tuberosum 3451
Variety Red thumb 9

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Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived

Milestones

  • 23 May 2012
    Budding

    Budding day 28

    Plant is doing great. Completely filled with leaves

  • 25 Apr 2012
    Transplanted

    Transplanted day 0


Comments

How are your red thumbs coming along? No sprouts or just not logged?

Posted on 24 May 12 (about 3 years ago)

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