Jersey royals (international kidney)

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Jersey royals (international kidney)
« on: January 17, 2012, 14:37 »
My OH loves Jersey royals and i found out a couple of days ago that they are international kidney potatoes, and only called jersey royals due to where they are grown.

Has anyone grown these and if so, did they crop well and where they as good as the ones from Jersey, taste wise?

Thanks
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Re: Jersey royals (international kidney)
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2012, 14:40 »
Haven't grown them, but I've heard and read many stories of disappointment, some of which will be on the board. In Jersey they are grown on steep south-facing (I think) slopes with rakes of seaweed, conditions which it is hard for most to emulate.
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Re: Jersey royals (international kidney)
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2012, 14:41 »
This has cropped up (see what I did there?) as few times in the past. Generally people are disappointed with the resulting flavour. (I grew them once - enough said).

The answer lies in the soil. You won't be growing them in soil enriched in seedweed for generations.

I'll find a few links.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: Jersey royals (international kidney)
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2012, 14:49 »
Ahh, i see the answer lies in the soil.
OH will be dissapointed  :nowink:

Looks like king Edward and Charlotte again then  ::)

Might put some Pink Fur Apple in too :unsure:

Thanks for the link D.D.

Interesting!

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Re: Jersey royals (international kidney)
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2012, 14:51 »
It's Pink Fir Apple you're after  ;)
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Re: Jersey royals (international kidney)
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2012, 14:54 »
Is that not what i put?

Ahh, i put fur not fir, thats not fare.  :lol:  :lol:  ::)  :nowink:
« Last Edit: January 17, 2012, 14:56 by stompy »

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Re: Jersey royals (international kidney)
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2012, 14:56 »
No.  :lol:

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Re: Jersey royals (international kidney)
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2012, 14:56 »
No. You put "fur", its "fir". :)

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Re: Jersey royals (international kidney)
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2012, 14:57 »
You guys are fast today  :tongue2:

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Re: Jersey royals (international kidney)
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 14:58 »
We are. :)

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Re: Jersey royals (international kidney)
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2012, 15:04 »
Well if this continues it'll become a hot topic  :lol:

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Re: Jersey royals (international kidney)
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2012, 15:07 »
It's not fur, fer, far, fast or fare ;)

it's fir - is that a firm enough reply  :blink:

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Re: Jersey royals (international kidney)
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2012, 15:09 »
I know it was a typo  ::)  :tongue2:  :ohmy:  :lol:

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Re: Jersey royals (international kidney)
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2012, 15:23 »
I no know you know, but you already new knew that - I think  :lol:  :nowink:



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