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Fingerling Potatoes

Nov 02, 2016
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Availability/Origin
Year-round. Growing is restricted to 15 states to reduce disease. The main states are Maine, New York and Pennsylvania followed by Idaho, Washington and Colorado.
 
Appearance/Flavor
Add some color to your plate with fingerlings - reds, purples and yellows. They naturally grow smaller and are often confused with new potatoes which are harvested at their immature state, but take it from Snoboy, there's no mistaking these - they are small, shaped like a finger and often stubby.
 
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry place between 40-50 degrees and should last up to a month. If they become warm they will begin to sprout and due to the thin skins they will breakdown quicker. (Don't tease them as they are thin-skinned and their feelings may get hurt) :)
 
Ways to enjoy
Roast, bake broil and grill. There are plenty of recipes online, but here's an unusual one that includes pesto. Pesto Recipe
 
History
The first seed came to America by Mark Fulford of Maine. He went to France to buy a race horse and came back with the Fingerling seed. Wait? What!!! Check out the link for the rest of the story. Fingerling History

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