charlotte potatoes

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westcork

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charlotte potatoes
« on: July 01, 2010, 17:43 »
has anyone else found Charlotte potatoes to be different this year ? Ours are the right shape and colour - but are floury and do not taste at all like Charlottes . They were bought this year as ' certified ' seed with the correct name on them .
thanks
2 July
we were already of the opinion that they are not Charlotte potatoes - just wondered if this had occured elsewhere . we will be contacting the supplier .
« Last Edit: July 02, 2010, 14:27 by westcork »

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Goosegirl

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Re: charlotte potatoes
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 17:50 »
I've grown them this year as they were recommended in this forum. Ours are waxy and sweet as expected with lovely big lilac-coloured, sweet-smelling flowers. We've also had a huge drought up here but I have watered them but not massively and only earthed them up once as I was ill. They shouldn't be floury. Where did you buy them from?
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mumofstig

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Re: charlotte potatoes
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 19:11 »
Logical reason: the weather hasn't helped. My Kestrel have a strange texture and taste. Also from certified seed :(
Conspiracy theory: There was a shortage of seed potatoes last year and 'naughtiness' occurred somewhere in the supply chain, as you say they were certified  :lol:
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digalotty

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Re: charlotte potatoes
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 19:43 »
my charlotte are lovely and as they should be
when im with my 9yr old she's the sensible one

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solway cropper

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Re: charlotte potatoes
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010, 21:56 »
Mine are lovely too. OH was well impressed with both taste and cooking qualities. If you've got floury Charlottes you probably aint got Charlottes!!



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