In the photo above PFA is on the left, with Ratte in the centre and Orla at the right. Each basket represents the yield from one pot.
|"Pink Fir Apple"|
The yield from the one pot of PFA was modest for a Maincrop, so I'll be leaving the others to grow on for another two or three weeks at least. Maybe the end of September will be a good time to harvest them.
Now, onto the conundrum mentioned in the title of my post: When is a "New Potato" not a new potato?". Well, I think the answer is "When you have left it too long in the ground" (sounds too obvious, doesn't it?). The batch of Orla I harvested this time illustrates well the point I'm trying to make. Their skins had thickened and gone rough - almost scaly. No longer can they but cooked just as they come out of the ground. They need to be peeled or scraped:
I'll finish my post today on a rather cheesy note. How about this for an "Aaaaah" potato:
Isn't it *lovely*?