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jersey royals

Postby scullion » April 19th, 2017, 10:03 pm

it's the season again. i bought three packs the other day but we haven't eaten any yet so don't know if they'll be good ones this year.
one pack i'm planning to keep as seed. if they produce anything they will no longer be 'jersey royals' but 'international kidneys' - doesn't have quite the same ring, does it‽
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Re: jersey royals

Postby StokeySue » April 19th, 2017, 10:26 pm

I am 2/3 of the way through a pack of Morrison's The Best Jersey Royals
Best I've had in years :chops:
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Re: jersey royals

Postby Seatallan » April 20th, 2017, 10:47 am

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Re: jersey royals

Postby Ratatouille » April 20th, 2017, 1:50 pm

I'd kill for some especially as DS lives next to a field of the things.

Having said that the new, kidney, potatoes from OOP North have also been very good this year.
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Re: jersey royals

Postby scullion » April 20th, 2017, 3:03 pm

international kidney are exactly the same as jersey royals, just in the same way that a pasty 'ordinaire' and a cornish pasty are - same thing, different location.
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Re: jersey royals

Postby suffolk » April 20th, 2017, 4:17 pm

Interesting article in this month's 'The Garden' on potatoes and terroir

https://www.rhs.org.uk/about-the-rhs/pu ... il/Comment
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Re: jersey royals

Postby Zosherooney » April 20th, 2017, 5:45 pm

We have just cooked the last of last seasons Pink Fir Apples, they were very lush...... Mr Z will have some in his salad box tomorrow with coleslaw and pickled herrings....

I like Jerseys too. Not sure of the price at this time of year.
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Re: jersey royals

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » April 20th, 2017, 6:28 pm

I normally find the Cornish new potatoes better than the Jersey
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Re: jersey royals

Postby scullion » April 21st, 2017, 12:02 am

we will be eating our first earlies in the next day or so, dug tonight from the poly tunnel.
we planted a few i had that had sprouted in our potato bin. they are pembrokeshire first earlies and the two i pulled out of the ground at the weekend were very tasty.
having looked online it seems that if they're grown outside of pembrokeshire they're called 'lady christl'. they are very prolific - about twenty decent portions from five or six plants with a mix of baby to fist sized tubers. there will be more next week - and therefore bigger.
i may well save some small ones for seed from next weeks batch.
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Re: jersey royals

Postby Zosherooney » April 21st, 2017, 10:11 am

We planted our PFA about 3+ weeks ago, it was always coupled with St. Patricks Day, and as long as any growth were earthed up in frosty times they should be OK.
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