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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:28 pm    Post subject: Black potatoes Reply with quote

Anyone come across Shetland black potatoes in their travels
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Shetland Black are available from Mr Middleton.
The only "black" ones I've grown were those deep purple ones supplied by Cream of the Crop to Superquinn.
Nice spuds, mad mash.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, very susceptible to blight and the yields were not great last year - and I found the spuds small.

Try Mr Littles Yetholms little Gypsy

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was only going to grow them for curiosity, sure i have space and time ill let you know how it goes.
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