By Hielke De Jong, Joseph B. Sieczka, Walter De Jong

ISBN-10: 0881929999

ISBN-13: 9780881929997

The basically complete source for domestic gardeners and advertisement potato growers, The whole booklet of Potatoes has every little thing a gardener or advertisement potato grower must effectively develop the simplest, disease-resistant potatoes for North American gardens. comprises sensible in addition to technical information regarding the potato plant, its beginning, traditional and natural construction ideas, pest administration, and garage practices. The plant profiles contain nonetheless lifestyles images of the outside and inside of the tuber, and a succinct description of every variety’s actual and culinary qualities.

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Moist when baked. COMMENTS: German cultivar. A favorite with organic producers in the north- eastern United States. Moderately resistant to common scab. Susceptible to Fusarium seed piece decay. TUBER DORMANCY: Medium. STORABILITY: Good. SEED AVAILABILITY: Very limited. 'CECILE' 51 'Catalina' Plate 27 DESCRIPTION: Tubers are medium-sized and oval to oblong with shallow eyes, buff skin, and white flesh. YIELD: Medium. VINE MATURITY: Late main season. DRY MATTER CONTENT: Medium. TEXTURE AFTER COOKING: Firm, moist.

54 THE COMPLETE BOOK OF POTATOES 'German Butterball' Plates 35 and 36 DESCRIPTION: Tubers are oval to oblong with shallow eyes, lightly netted golden skin, and deep yellow flesh. YIELD: Medium. VINE MATURITY: Late. DRY MATTER CONTENT: Medium. TEXTURE AFTER COOKING: Fairly firm. CULINARY CHARACTERISTICS: Good for boiling. COMMENTS: Heirloom cultivar. Produces many (12 to 18) relatively small tubers per plant, so recommended in-row spacing is 12-16 in . (30-40 cm) apart. Moderately resistant to common scab.

DRY MATTER CONTENT: Medium. TEXTURE AFTER COOKING: Fairly firm to mealy. CULINARY CHARACTERISTICS: Good for boiling, baking, and french fries. COMMENTS: A Dutch cultivar released in 1910. The breeder was a school teacher who named his cultivars after students in his class. " Very well adapted to growing under different environmental conditions. One of the most widely grown cultivars around the world. Produces many tubers, so recommended in-row spacing is 16-18 in. (40-46 em) apart. Susceptible to common scab.

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