Potato, French Fingerling
- Rose colored skin
- Yellow flesh
- 90-110 days
Rose-colored skin covers creamy yellow flesh. Very versatile—good for any type of preparation. Peeling is not necessary. Rumored to have been smuggled into America in a horse’s feedbag in the 1800s. 90-110 days.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into the garden 3-5 weeks before the last frost date, or you can start seedlings indoors around the same time. Transplant seedlings out after the danger of frost has passed.
You should plant your potatoes about 6 inches deep and 12-15 inches apart. As you plants grow, pile more soil at the base of the plant to protect the tubers from sunlight.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
The tubers/potatoes start to form after the plant's flowers bloom. If you are growing potatoes to store over the winter, wait to harvest them until the vines have started to die back at the end of the season.