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Should I eat my potatoes?

Postby Bird » Aug 29, 2012 5:54 pm

Hello,
First of all I would like to say hi to everyone as this is my first post!

This summer I planted my first garden. I planted old potatoes I had in my cupboard.
They never flowered but I decided to pull them out and see what was hidden underground. FYI, I planted them on June 10.

They look a little odd to me (notice the white spots), would they be safe to eat even if they never flowered?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Should I eat my potatoes?

Postby Dumbo » Aug 29, 2012 6:01 pm

Hiya Bird

Not all potatoes flower so one shouldn't go by that, especially with store bought taters.

It looks ok to me. I would eat it.

EDIT:
The white spots:
http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/botany ... icels.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenticel
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Re: Should I eat my potatoes?

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Aug 29, 2012 6:02 pm

I'm not sure what that is, but I've had that on my russets too...totally edible. Peel the skin off if you don't like it.
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Re: Should I eat my potatoes?

Postby davefrombc » Aug 29, 2012 6:40 pm

There's nothing wrong with those russet spuds.. Enjoy , skin and all.
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Re: Should I eat my potatoes?

Postby Bird » Aug 30, 2012 8:10 pm

Thanks for the replies!!
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Re: Should I eat my potatoes?

Postby Eeyore » Aug 31, 2012 10:03 am

Mmmm! Those look good. Just a heads up to anyone with sunburned potatoes. They are still edible if you peel off all the green and cut out any parts of the tater that have turned green.
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Re: Should I eat my potatoes?

Postby AdamB » Sep 03, 2012 10:44 pm

That potato looks fine to me, alright for eating.
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