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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:37 pm    Post subject: Irish Lumper Reply with quote

Just saw an article in last Saturday's Irish Times about the Irish Lumper variety of potato being sold in M&S.

Anyone know if seed potato from this variety is on sale anywhere, or if anyone has tried it?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Lullymore heritage park grew some of these recently to remember the famine. http://www.lullymoreheritagepark.com/
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Seed Savers had/have them. I grew lumpers a few years ago. They were terrible. Lumpy shape and discoloured with black stained flesh. You know when you cook potatoes and a random one is off? They were all like that. A far cry from what is described in the Irish Times article, though these new lumpers are "an improved version", so not the genuine article.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/frontpage/2013/0302/1224330699102.html
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