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Austrian Crescent Fingerling Potato

Austrian Crescent Fingerling Potato

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The Austrian Crescent potato, also known as 'Kipfler' in German, referring to its croissant-like shape, is a medium-maturing yellow potato variety valued in specialty markets. It is appreciated for its unique finger-like shape, medium depth eyes, and its deep yellow to pale yellow flesh. This variety stores well and is versatile in the kitchen, suitable for salads or roasting. Originating from Europe, it's known for its smooth or waxy texture, making it a favorite for its distinctive shape and culinary flexibility. Certified Organic, Non-GMO Seed.

Quick Facts:

  • Type: Fingerling Potato
  • Skin Color: Deep Red
  • Yield: Produces a bountiful harvest of fingerling potatoes which grow up to 12" long.
  • Flavor Profile: Earthy and nutty notes with a subtle sweetness.
  • Texture: Smooth, waxy texture
  • Maturity: Mid-Season harvest, stores well
  • Origin: Celebrated for its European heritage, the Austrian Crescent is a testament to traditional potato farming.

Growing Specifics:

  • Planting Rate: 1 lb of seed will plant 5-10 feet of row.
  • Climate Zones: Adaptable to a wide range of climates.
  • Soil Type: Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 5.8 to 6.5.
  • Planting: Plant in early to mid-spring as soon as the soil can be worked.
  • Spacing: Plant seed potatoes about 12 inches apart in rows spaced 2 to 3 feet apart.
  • Watering: Maintain consistent moisture, especially during tuber formation.
  • Care: Mulch to retain moisture and control weeds. Hill soil around plants as they grow to protect tubers from sunlight.

Full planting instructions included.

Culinary Uses: The Austrian Crescent potato is a culinary delight, known for its nutty and slightly sweet flavor that enhances a variety of dishes. Its waxy texture makes it perfect for boiling and roasting, holding its shape while absorbing flavors beautifully. These potatoes are ideal for creating visually appealing and tasty salads, gourmet roasted potato dishes, or serving as a unique side that maintains its flavor integrity.

Special Attributes: The Austrian Crescent Potato is not just a culinary delight but also a nutritional powerhouse, rich in vitamins and minerals. Its unique shape and texture make it a favorite among chefs and home cooks alike for creating dishes that are as beautiful as they are delicious.

Non-GMO Commitment: At Growing Farmers and The Farm on Central, all our plants are guaranteed non-GMO and not genetically modified in any way, upholding natural breeding methods and promoting sustainable gardening and farming practices.

Growing method: Certified Organic

Seed potatoes are dirty when they arrive, do not wash.

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