Fir Pink Apple Potatoes

This evening I’ve been out in the garden planting the first batch of Potatoes into my special growing sacks..

This variety is Fir Pink Apple, I’ve not grown these before or tasted them, so I’m really looking forward to harvesting these little knobbly beauties 🙂

They are described as Long, knobbly, cigar-shaped potatoes with a pink skin and creamy yellow flesh.   Pink Fir Apple have a firm and waxy flesh that has a delicious nutty flavour.   This unusual potato is over a century old.

 

Maxine Potatoes

This evening I’ve been out in the garden planting the first batch of Potatoes into my special growing sacks..

I ordered Desiree Potatoes form Marshall’s and they ended up sending me Maxine instead because they had run out.. so I did a bit of research to find out exactly what Maxine spuds were like…

Beautiful round tubers with smooth, bright red skin.
White waxy flesh which stays firm when cooked.
A heavy cropping variety producing large tubers whatever soil it is grown in. 
The flavour as ‘excellent’ and the cookability as almost perfect.

I’m a little bit late in getting them planted, but i’m sure they’ll be just fine 🙂