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Postby netjunky65 » Aug 27, 2008 3:24 pm

Just picked a few potatoes out of garden and they have white spots on them(see pics), the inside looks normal

Does anyone know what these spots are? And should i peal them off before eating?
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Re: spots on potatoes

Postby butterfly » Aug 27, 2008 5:57 pm

The first pic they glitter, lol and look like they are full of quartz

Th bumps on them I don't think that will hurt anything
I eat the peelings when baked or just in the micro

Love them. Peelings are good for you
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Re: spots on potatoes

Postby OGrubber » Aug 28, 2008 8:50 am

Looks like possibly scab, but I'm not sure. You could try lowering the soil ph for next years crop and compare.

The peels should be ok to eat.
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Re: spots on potatoes

Postby Sharon Bryson » Aug 30, 2008 9:12 am

These look exactly like the potatoes we have harvested from a variety called 'Purple Chieftain'......I have griped at them a lot.
I think they are "butt-ugly"!
Perhaps they are naturally rather knobby, but also VERY prone to scab. Our soil is on the acid side with nary a drop of lime anywhere, so can't fathom the scabbiness.
I must do a bit of research.
Right now I would not consider growing this variety again.
Regular 'Chieftain' and 'Norland' (both nice red varieties) do not behave this way.
I think I was supposed to take pics, but didn't yet.
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