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pink fir apple potatoes

Posted Feb 21 2010 2:40am
Once again we awoke to snow this morning.

There has been little activity on the blog because there has been little chance for gardening. Our usual February jobs have been postponed until the cold weather has cleared.

But although we haven't been able to get out and dirty, our gardening is still casting its spell.

Here we have pictured Pink Fir Apple potatoes. They are a maincrop potato and have the longest recorded genealogy of any potato. There are records of them being grown in France in 1850. Although susceptible to blight, they are worth risking because they are simply the tastiest potato you will ever eat. You won't find them in supermarkets because they are an awkward nobbly irregular shape.

They have a very high dry matter content and seem impossible to boil to a mush! They stay firm and tasty when boiled and are a decadent treat sauted or fried.

I am writing about them now because another quality they have is that of being great storers. We harvested our Pink Fir Apple in the autumn and they are as tasty and firm in February as when first lifted.

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