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Solanum tuberosum

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Pink Fir Apple is part of the Solanum genus and is a Potato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum tuberosum 'Pink Fir Apple'. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Blue-violet and   Mauve taupe and   Light pastel purple. When mature, blooms are roughly 2.5 cm (that's 0.97 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   China pink and   Light pink. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   La Salle Green and   Ao green colour.

This plant has bright green foliage and pretty purple flowers but is grown as a root crop.
Pink Fir Apple are cylindrical and uneven potatoes with a pink blush and waxy insides.
Use as salad potatoes or store for winter use
Difficult to peel because if their shape, so scrub clean and coo with the sin on

Pink Fir Apple grows as a Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Pink Fir Apple is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.90 feet (that's 1.20 metres in metric) with a clump-forming habit. Expect blooming to occur in mid summer.

Chile is believed to be where Pink Fir Apple originates from.

Pink Fir Apple Potato is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Pink Fir Apple have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Pink Fir Apple

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

As the stems grow rake up the earth further to keep the developing potatoes from becoming green
Look out for blight as the season progresses and harvest at once, if you see it, burning the plants as you pull them up
Harvest as the flowers fade

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Pink Fir Apple is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Pink Fir Apple requires a loamy and clay soil with a ph of 5.0 - 6.0 - it grows best in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Pink Fir Apple from seed

Potatoes are generally grown from the eyes of another potato and not from seed.
Buy ‘seed’ potatoes in the late winter and ‘chit’, This means that the potatoes are arranged on their ends in the light and placed in a frost free place for the potatoes to start to sprout from the ‘eyes’ This is said to hasten the potatoes into growth when they are planted in the spring

Ensure a distance of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 5.85 inches (15.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 8°C / 46°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Pink Fir Apple about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Pink Fir Apple

Plant out into trenches and cover with about 20cm of earth. Alternatively, dig each tuber an individual hole about 30 cm deep.
As the shoots emerge rake over more soil to protect the growing leaves from frost.

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 8°C / 46°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Pink Fir Apple is a tender plant.

Harvesting Pink Fir Apple

Pink Fir Apple store well but can also be eaten as new or salad potatoes. Harvest any time after flowering

Expect harvests to start to occur in late summer.

Potato Pink Fir Apple Etymology

The English word potato comes from Spanish patata.

Pink Fir Apple folklore & trivia

Do not eat any green parts of the potato as it contains oxalic acid.

Other Names for Potato 'Pink Fir Apple'

Rose Finn, Rose Finn Apple, Corne de Gatte

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