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To: djf

All “beauty” graphics aside, I believe that the heirloom purple potatoes available in farmers markets are about as close to “poisonous” nightshade one could get - the hybridization is that extensive and watered-out.

My wife cannot eat the heirloom-purples; severe and debilitating indigestion (Upper-GI stress).


5 posted on 09/14/2013 11:09:21 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I grew a ton of purple taters this year. Very good yield. Also a bunch of russets and the Pontiac reds.

But the BEST eating taters I got was a bunch of finger potatoes! Wonderful eating! Problem is, they don’t get very big, so you need to plant them pretty dense to get a good amount.

I need to save as many as I can for seed potatoes. Regular, plain old vanilla seed potatoes were $1 a pound at the Ag shop last spring.
Fingerling seed potatoes were $4.
I didn’t buy any, all I got this year came up from last years leftovers.


6 posted on 09/14/2013 11:15:07 AM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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