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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:25 pm    Post subject: Black Leg on Potatoes Reply with quote

Hi there,

I have a question that I hope someone can help me with. I planted a potato garden this year with 7 seven different varieties. Two of my varieties (Norland and Yukon Gold) have begun to wilt, yellow and decay at the base of the stem. I did some research and it looks like they have black leg. It turns out that both these varieties are susceptible to it too, while the rest are fairly resistant. I dug up a few of the plants that were ailing the most. A couple of the tubers have already begun to rot, but the rest appear fine. From what I've read, they're probably all contaminated, but may not begin to rot right away. What I'm wondering is if they're still safe to eat if they haven't begun to rot yet. Does anyone know? I've got about 70 plants that have been infected. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too had the same problem with different varieties in different parts of the plot.
I have dug mine and ate the sound ones.
Destroy the rotten ones and the stalks.
It was a few weeks ago since I ate them and I'm still here Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always lifted potatoes with blackleg and eaten the sound potatoes. My legs are fine Laughing
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