Ruby Crescent Fingerling Potatoes
Inventory, 10 lbs : 0
This item was last sold on : 01/19/18
The Ruby Crescent fingerling potato is slender and slightly knobby, averaging 6 to 7 centimeters in length. Its exterior skin is thin with a dusty rose hue, and it has a slightly curved shape. Its inner flesh is firm, waxy, and moisture-rich with a creamy yellow tone. When cooked, Ruby Crescent fingerlings have an earthy, nutty flavor and a buttery texture.
Ruby Crescent fingerling potatoes are available year-round.
The Ruby Crescent fingerling potato, botanically classified as Solanum tuberosum, is a specialty potato whose commercial visibility is limited primarily to farmers markets and specialty distributors. The Ruby Crescent fingerling potato is also known as Rose Finn, Rose Fir, Rose Fir Apple, and Rosa Tannenzapfen.
Ruby Crescent fingerling potatoes provide vitamins B6 and C as well as phosphorus, manganese, niacin, and fiber.
Ruby Crescent fingerlings are best suited for cooked applications such as steaming, boiling, and roasting. Ruby Crescent fingerlings can be sliced thin and fried to make chips or cut into segments and roasted along with root vegetables for a colorful side dish. They can also be pureed to thicken soups, sauces, and gravies. Ruby Crescent fingerlings pair well with tarragon, white wine, mustard vinaigrette, herbs, poultry, garlic, and lemon. Ruby Crescent fingerlings will store up to 4 weeks in a cool, dry location away from heat and direct sunlight.
The original name of the Ruby Crescent fingerling was Rosa Tannenzapfen, which is believed to be of German origin. Rosa, not surprisingly, translates to pink, the color tone of the potato's skin. Tannenzapfen or in southern German dialect, Tannenapfel, translates to fir cone or pine cone which is thought to be a reference to the potato's shape. The potato’s name was improperly translated at one point to apple, which is the origin of the name, Rose Fir Apple potato.
Ruby Crescent fingerling potatoes originated in South America and spread to Europe where they became popular and were first named. Eventually, they made their way to America and one of the first locations to grow the Ruby Crescent commercially was in the San Luis Valley of Colorado in the 1990’s. The petite spuds were slow to gain popularity as the American consumer was accustomed to large potato types, but in the 2000s, as a result of evolving food culture, the potato caught the interest of American consumers. Today, Ruby Crescent fingerling potatoes can be found in specialty grocers and at farmers markets in Europe and North America.
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Santa Monica Farmers Market
Specialty ProduceNear Santa Monica, California, United States
About 269 days ago, 6/21/17
Spotter's comments : Ruby Crescent Fingerling Potatoes spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market.