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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:18 pm    Post subject: Rooster potato marbling Reply with quote

I grew roosters for the first time this year and notice that in some the flesh is a pinky marbly colour going through it.1. what is the marbling? and 2. are they safe to eat?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know, it's only the colour green you need to worry about ! I've noticed some of this pink colour too and certainly I have eaten such potatoes.....and I'm still alive !
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never seen this colouring before. If that colour appeared on potatoes and they were soft it would be called Pink Rot but that is not pink rot.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

could it just be related to the red colouring of the Rooster potato skin I wonder ?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were planted as a late idea and the only thing I can think of is that maybe some way as the potato comes closer to being ready the pigment from the flesh moves out to the skin.I'm getting a great crop from the seed that I planted and will keep this post informed on how they go.Thank God I planted 5 stone of them to investigate Very Happy
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