Family run potato growers throughout Tayside & Fife



  • Very attractive parti coloured red tubers
  • Table, Pre-pack & Roasting
  • Good yields of yellow fleshed potatoes

Apache has a very striking appearance. It has small round tubers with a distinctive red skin dotted with cream-coloured patches with a lovely smooth texture. Scrubbed and cooked whole, Apache makes a delicious change from traditional roast potatoes. The contrasting colours stay bright if blanched before roasting whole in their skins, giving an excellent buttery flavour.

Husbandry Guidelines

This information is intended to give growers a broad understanding of the variety and its growth requirements; it was last updated October 2021 Please consult your own agronomist for the best practice on your farm and your end requirements.

Pre Planting

We recommend all seed should be removed from the packaging at the earliest possible opportunity and no later than 5 days after delivery. Seed should then be kept in a dry, well ventilated, frost free environment.

Planting and Growing

Apache produces medium to high tuber numbers per plant. 16 to 18 tubers per plant. Spacing is advised at 15 to 18 cm or thereby, depending on local conditions, which is around 58000 to 70000 per ha.. Apply low to moderate amounts of nitrogen. The plant sets it’s tubers in a normal position around the mother seed so your standard planting depth is acceptable. Maturity is at approximately 105 to 110 days.

Harvest and Storage

Apache stores well. To maintain a good skin-finish in store, try to keep the relative humidity low and minimise free moisture, especially during the curing period. Tubers have good resistance to bruising and splitting, with good resistance to blackleg and dry rot (Fusarium sulphureum). Dormancy is short to medium term.