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1kg 'Pink Fir Apple' Organic Seed Potatoes | Maincrop | Salad

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1kg "Pink Fir Apple" Seed Potatoes

An old French variety dating back to 1850, the solanum tuberosum "Pink Fir Apple" potato has made a revival in popularity over recent years. A late maincrop variety, these potatoes have a long, knobbly shape with a mixture of light brown and pink skin and store very well. They have a distinctive nutty flavour and are perfect for boiling or eating hot or cold in salads. Not often found in the shops, these unique potatoes are definitely worth growing in your garden.

Planting Tip

After harvesting, expose to the sun for a couple of days to improve storage capabilities.
  • Distinctive Look
  • Nutty Flavour
  • Good Storage Capabilities
  • Size: 1kg Bag
  • Type: Salad
  • Hardiness: Protect tubers from frost
  • Planting Time: March - April
  • Planting Depth: 10cm (4 Inches)
  • Planting Distance: 25cm (10 Inches)
  • Harvesting Time: July - September
  • Uses: Boiling, Salad
About your plants

Based in the heart of England, our trusted nursery will sow and grow thousands of organic vegetables and herbs each year. When each plant reaches the optimum time to be planted in your garden, we will dispatch it directly to your home. Plant Theory vegetables are entirely organic, and are importantly grown in soil that has been tested by the Soil Association, on an English farm that treats quality and sustainability as of utmost importance.

Packaging

Each plant is grown and stored in plastic-free materials, and for this we are very proud. These include the biodegradable fibre pots that each vegetable is grown in (which can be placed straight in the ground). When ready, they will be carefully wrapped up in specially-designed and sustainably-sourced cardboard packaging. We additionally use moisture-resistant wax paper to keep every plant safe, and subsequently fill each box with straw for added padding. All packaging will be extensively trialled to ensure that your plants arrive safely, but we will still utilise a delicate-parcels courier just to be certain.
How your order will arrive

When Your Plants Arrive…

  • Unpack your plants: Preferably straight after they arrive, you should carefully unpack your plants. They may appear slightly tired after their journey, however they will soon perk up again.
  • Identify each plant: Each type of plant (but not each individual plant) will be clearly labelled. Lay them out into their respective plant types (such as wild rocket, cauliflower, or peas).
  • Provide a drink: The roots of your plants may be dry, so provide all of them with a nourishing drink of water. Ensuring that the roots are stood upright, submerge the roots of each plant for a few minutes in a container of clean water.

Planting Your Vegetables or Herbs…

  • Their position: For the best results, plant your vegetables in a site that receives full sun.
  • Soil types: You should always avoid waterlogged soils. This is because they can lead to root rot and compacted surroundings, which will hinder your vegetables’ growth.
  • Planting distance: Plant your plugs between 15 - 20cm apart, and keep their stems level with the soil. Each row is best spaced 15 - 30cm away from one another.
  • Watering requirements: Water when planting, and also during periods of drought.
  • Hardiness: Our trusted nursery staff will attentively care for your vegetables, and only deliver them when it is warm enough for them to be planted in your garden.

Potatoes are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: protect the potatoes from frost.
  • Planting In Pots: suitable for growing in planters or bags, but make sure excess water can drain.
  • Position: plant in the sun with partial shade for best results.
  • Soil Types: plant in fertile, well-drained soil.
More Information
Harvest Month July, August, September
Plant Family Solanaceae
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Type Solanum
Veg Type Vegetable
Supplied As 1kg Bag
Supplied As Bulb Tuber Set
Type Vegetable Plants

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