First harvest of new potatoes this year. Pink Pearl.
Looks like I’m going to have scab again this year even those these were not grown where I grew potatoes last year. Oh well. doesn’t affect the flesh. I’ll scrub this and it’ll come off. The skins on these are almost non-existent.
I planted this variety specifically to eat as new potatoes while I wait for the other varieties to mature. I’m harvesting about 2.5 months after I planted them. Potatoes seemed to come on fast this year.
I pulled up 2 plants but wasn’t enough for a meal so felt around and harvested a few more from around a couple other plants. I think I got over a pound …maybe close to two pounds? I stuck the 2 plants I pulled up back into the ground. Not sure what will happen with them but I’ll find out soon :)
Not as heavy yielding (yet) as I’d hoped but that soil is pretty sandy, rocky and thin altho it has some pretty good fertility.