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Posted July 15, 2017 - 03:46 PM

Just dug some Irish cobblers for supper. These are in a different location. Six plants and this is what I got. I would say about two pound there.

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Posted July 15, 2017 - 05:56 PM

Wife wont let me plant Yukon Gold, says potatoes are white, not yellow.........Should have heard her the year I planted some of those purple fleshed ones........... :mad2:

 

She's OK with the red skinned, as long as the flesh is white


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Posted July 15, 2017 - 06:29 PM

Yukon gold are pre buttered I say. Hehe. Blue potatoes , as we call them here, I knew of a woman that keep cuttin the blue out of the potatoes because she thought they were bad.

So the taste test this evening for supper was between green mountains and Irish cobblers. Both new potatoes. Green mountains dug yesterday, cobblers dug today.

Five people were involved in this test. Five people liked the cobblers better than the mountains. Both were good, but the cobblers had better flavour.

What do members like for potatoes.

Noel
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Posted July 16, 2017 - 04:42 PM

Wife wont let me plant Yukon Gold, says potatoes are white, not yellow.........Should have heard her the year I planted some of those purple fleshed ones........... :mad2:

 

She's OK with the red skinned, as long as the flesh is white

 

Planted those purple taters one year, won't do it again.  Did not like them.  I plant the red skinned ones until I found some German Butterballs.  Best tasting taters, ever!  They are yellow fleshed and taste like the butter is already in.... dayum good!!  They are all I planted this year.


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Posted July 16, 2017 - 07:43 PM

Never heard of those before. Any other name for them instead of German butterballs ? Some times the same potatoe is call a different name in different locations around the country.

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Posted July 16, 2017 - 08:24 PM

Geography/History

German butterball was introduced by David Ronniger in Moyie Springs, Idaho, in 1988. Ronniger, a grower proficient in varieties that were first made popular in pre-19th century Europe, has seen his potato go from a seedling on the Ronniger family farm to one of the most beloved potatoes of American farms, gardens, gourmands. 

Taken from this site. http://www.specialty...tatoes_9175.php
 

 

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Posted July 16, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Geography/History
German butterball was introduced by David Ronniger in Moyie Springs, Idaho, in 1988. Ronniger, a grower proficient in varieties that were first made popular in pre-19th century Europe, has seen his potato go from a seedling on the Ronniger family farm to one of the most beloved potatoes of American farms, gardens, gourmands.
Taken from this site. http://www.specialty...tatoes_9175.php



Sounds good maybe one to try next season. I wonder how common finding the seeds are.

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Posted July 16, 2017 - 10:12 PM

I don't think I have ever had a bad potato...love em a lot! We put all Kennebecs out this year.
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Posted July 16, 2017 - 10:13 PM

Sounds good maybe one to try next season. 

 

Please keep us updated on your findings.  :D


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Posted July 16, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Hey Propane just out of curiosity why don't you try planting 1 row next year without hilling them and compare the  results with your other rows. I don't know this from experience but you might be restricting your root spread with those high narrow hills and cutting down on production. I'd try it but I don't have a hiller, It just seems like we are getting more spuds per plant. I spread horse manure in the fall and till it into the ground for next springs planting. Our soil is black with a little sand mixed in. No irrigation so far this year. Probably will start watering this week. 

Sorry if I'm jerking your chain it was just a thought. I will say that you probably have much better weed control doing it your way. 


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Posted July 17, 2017 - 03:52 AM

Thanks Chris. I may do that. Any that I've dug were deep. About at the bottom of the hill.

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Posted July 23, 2017 - 02:50 PM

Dug up a couple of potato plants just now.........grabbed a few beans on the way back in

 

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Posted July 24, 2017 - 02:59 PM

Love love love new potatoes!  rolled around in butter with a bit of german hot mustard....OMG!  I don't have enough to sacrifice for new so I'm still two months away for potato harvest.  I have two kinds, Shepody and Bridgett, both supposed to be good fryers as we do a lot of Lake Erie fishing and the chips go fine with deep fried walleye or perch.  YUM!


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Posted July 24, 2017 - 04:18 PM

go fine with deep fried walleye or perch.  YUM!

 

An old piece of celery would go good with those.  :D


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Posted July 24, 2017 - 05:55 PM

Shepody were popular years ago on PEI. Don't hear of them any more.

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