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varieties, growing, cooking, pictures

This site contains hundreds of photographs and descriptions of potatoes and their cooking qualities.There are also sections on breeding, breeders, GM, blight, genetics, and container growing. Scroll down for the relevant links.

Yethom Gypsy.... Vitelotte.... Rooster....


BLOGS.. BOOKS.. GENETICS.. GM.. HISTORY.. PESTS & DISEASES.. CHIPS/CRISPS..

CONTAINER GROWING: NOTES ON THE VARIETIES
Amour .. Anya .. Apache .. Arran Cairn .. Arran Comrade .. Arran Pilot .. Arran Victory .. Argos .. Bambino .. Belle de Fontenay.. BF 15 .. The Bishop .. Bleue Auvergne .. Bleue d'Artois .. Blue Belle .. Blue Kestrel .. British Queen .. Bonnie Dundee .. Cabaret .. Catriona .. Charlotte .. Cherry Belle .. Claret .. Congo .. Craigneal .. Cosmos .. Cultra .. Desiree .. Duke of York .. Dunluce Elite .. Edgecote Purple .. Edzell Blue .. Epicure .. Flourball .. Forty-Fold .. Gladstone .. Golden Wonder .. Harmony .. Highland Burgundy Red .. Harlequin .. Heather .. Home Guard .. Isle of Bute .. Isle of Jura .. Jersey Royal .. Kerr's Pink .. Kestrel .. King Edward and Red King Edward .. Linzer Delicatesse .. Majestic .. Mandel .. Maris Peer .. Maori .. Maris Piper .. Markie .. Marfona .. Mayan Gold .. Mayan Queen .. Mayan Twilight .. Myatt's Ashleaf .. Mimi .. Moulin Rouge .. Nadine .. Negresse .. Odenwald Blaue .. Orion .. Orla .. Osprey .. Peach Bloom .. Pentland Dell .. Pentland Hawk .. Pentland Lustre .. Picasso .. Pink Fir Apple.. Premiere .. Puritan .. Purple Eyed Seedling .. Purple Majesty .. Ratte .. Ranfurly Red .. Raeburn Gregor Cups .. Record .. Red Duke of York .. Red Emmeline .. Red Laure .. Red King Edward .. Remarka .. Rocket .. Romano .. Rooster.. Rouge de Flandres.. Roseval .. Royal Kidney .. Ryecroft Purple .. Salad Blue.. Sarpo Una.. Sarpo Mira.. Sarpo Axona .. Sarpo Blue Danube .. Saxon .. Sefton Wonder .. Setanta .. Sharpe's Express .. Sherine .. Shetland Black .. Smile.. Sofin.. Stemster.. Sunrise.. Swift .. Ulster Chieftain .. Ulster Prince .. Up-to-Date .. Valor .. Verity .. Victoria .. Violette .. Vitelotte .. White Lady .. Winston .. Wilja .. Witchhill .. Yetholm Gypsy .. Yukon Gold ..

OTHERS:
Annabelle .. Bintje .. Bonnie .. Dunbar Rover .. Kepplestone Kidney .. Mr. Bresee .. Skerry Blue ..

Lots of sorts being tried this year (2014), including Apache, Markies, Pink Fir.... many thanks to Iain Barbour of JBA Seeds for seed tubers sent this year .....

potatoes, selection: gladstone, purple-eyed seedling, heather, red duke of york, arran cairn.... Coronation lunch: red, white & blue potatoes - highland burgundy red, purple majesty, Maris piper

GROWING
Chitting
Early potatoes in England (Loudon, 1857).
Electroculture (1849)
Guidance from 1897
Maincrop Potatoes(based on Beeton, 1890)
In no-dig beds
In pots, instructions step by step
In pots, but which varieties should I grow?
In pots
In pots - continued
In Potato Barrels
Growing from true seed and getting new varieties (1847)
Hybridizing / Breeding New Varieties (1912)
Preparing seed potatoes (Loudon, 1854).
Early Potatoes in Frames (Beeton, 1890)
Storing Potatoes
No Fertiliser, just Water & Light (1912)

COOKING
Introduction
Boiling, Steaming, Mashing
Waxy, Floury, Multi
Hash Browns
Examples of waxy, floury, multi
Common cooking mistakes

PROCESSING
Crisps - Varieties used
Crisps - choosing the right potato
Chips - varieties used, Europe
Fish & Chips and Frozen Chips, UK

PICTURES
Potatoes; about a hundred varieties on three pages
Potatoes, a hundred varieties, alphabetical
Flowers, dozens of varieties; click on the thumbnails
Potato Flowers, alphabetical

Blight -recognising on leaves

POLITICS AND GM POTATOES (Genetic Engineering/Modification)
GM anti-blight potato trial approved by DEFRA, Jun 2010
GM potato 'Amflora' approved by EU officials, Mar 2010
GM trials approved by DEFRA, Mar 2010
Genetically modified (antibiotic-resistant) potatoes, Jul 2007

DISEASES & PESTS OF THE POTATO
Blackleg
Blight - intro
Blight - more about it
Blight -recognising on leaves
Blight -treating in a garden
Blight warnings & Smith Periods
Blight - League Table of varieties
Blight-proof & resistant varieties
Blight - using Bordeaux Mixture : 1948
Blight -Bordeaux Mixture, contd. : 1948
Early Blight - Alternaria
Slugs
Viruses -intro (Large, 1940).
Viruses - why tuber-grown potatoes degenerate (Large, 1940).

GENETICS: COLOUR, SHAPE, etc
Colour of potato flowers and tubers: introduction
Genetics:
Origins

Flower colour
Skin colour
Flesh colour
Shape
Interesting crosses: Anya, Moulin Rouge, Harlequin
Chimeras

HISTORY / BREEDING & BREEDERS
Jack Dunnett and Caithness Potatoes Ltd.(1976-)
The 1970s and Plant Breeders' Rights
The SCRI, the Craigs, and the Pentlands
John Clarke (1889-1980) & the 'Ulster' Varieties
Donald MacKelvie (1867-1947) & the 'Arran' Varieties
Robert Fenn (1816-1912) & the Jersey Royal
Potatoes in the UK, 1870-1880
Archibald Findlay (1841-1921): Up-to-Date, Queens, Majestic
James Clark (1825-1890): Magnum Bonum, Epicure
William Paterson (1810-1870): Victoria and others
English Potatoes available in 1847
Irish potatoes in the 1700s
Potatoes in the 1600s
Early days: 1500s-1700s (Loudon, 1847)

PUBLISHED INFORMATION ON POTATOES
Books on Potatoes
Grow It: info website

SELLING
Supermarkets - how some of them help our Farmers

VARIETIES
Old Varieties - the Centenarians
Bintje
Top Ten potatoes, UK, 1992.
Coloured Varieties
Alan Gemmell's favourites
Blight-proof potatoes? - the Sárpo
Blight-proof Sárpo: the story continues...
Blight-proof potatoes - the most resistant varieties
Nadine - the all-purpose potato
Sweet Potatoes

BLOGS
Iain Barbour's potato blog

MISCELLANEOUS POTATO-RELATED PAGES
Relatives of the Potato: Kangaroo Apple, Woody Nightshade, etc....
Jane Galloway's Potato Show
BBC Radio 4: Gardeners' Question Time
How this website started

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