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By Hank

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

Growing Purple potatoes

My daughter in the USA recently grew Purple Majesty potatoes. I want to do the same.
Are they readily available in the UK ?
If so, does one chit them as usual ?
When can they be set ?



Suttons Seeds has them copy and paste the link below into your web browser

So far as I know they are treated like any other potato. Mind you I'm not sure I would want to eat a purple potato lol!

4 Feb, 2013


Hello again MG. thanks for the reply. From what I've read these spuds are very good for you and if so I don't care if they're multicoloured. I ate them in California and the taste was no different ( to me anyway !) so I'll give them a go.

5 Feb, 2013


Yes they are high in anthocyanin antioxidants, so very good for you. There are several potatoes around with coloured flesh including Highland Burgundy Red and Salad Blue, which also has antioxidants. Jamieson Brothers has some interesting potato varieties - though they seem to be totally out of stock right now! Copy and paste url into your web browser

5 Feb, 2013

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