Pink Fir Apple

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Pink Fir Apple
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'Pink Fir Apple' potatoes
Species Solanum tuberosum
Cultivar 'Pink Fir Apple'
Origin France

'Pink Fir Apple' is a maincrop potato variety with a pink skin and cream, waxy flesh.[1] It has a long, knobbly shape. Originally, it was imported to the UK from France in 1850.[2][3] In 1996, it was crossed with the 'Désirée' variety to form the 'Anya' potato for Sainsbury's supermarkets.[4] [5]

Characteristics[6][edit]

  • Blooming colours are blue-violet, mauve taupe and light pastel purple.
  • Blooms are about 2.5cm in diameter at full maturity.
  • The flowers are in single form normally with 5 pedals.
  • Knobby shape making it hard to peel.
  • Grows to about 1.2m in height.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Potato Seed Catalogue 2005". Irish Seed Saver Association. 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "The European Cultivated Potato Database". europotato.org. 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pink Fir Apple 1850". heritage-potatoes.co.uk. 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Anya Seed Potaoes". how-to-grow-potatoes.co.uk. 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Paul R. Wonning Gardener's Guide to Growing Potatoes in the Vegetable Garden: Growing a potato garden for beginners or veterans (2015), p. 27, at Google Books
  6. ^ "Pink Fir Apple". Folia. Retrieved 2016-12-01.