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Postby Bill » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:39 pm

I have started using my new cobbler potatoes and the insides have brown areas. Does anyone know what causes this?? We had a wet spring and the ground was soggy for lenghts of time. Could this be the cause?? Other than the appearance, are they alright to eat?? Thanks for any info.
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Re: potatoes

Postby wfmdfm » Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:38 pm

Not sure if they look like this but here is what I had:
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Re: potatoes

Postby SONNY » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:25 pm

Hollow heart caused by the spud growing too fast,--like carrots splittin open, rapid weather changes are also a big factor!

They are perfectly safe to eat, just cut the brown area out! thanks; sonny
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Re: potatoes

Postby Bill » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:46 pm

Thanks for the fast replys. Mine have hollow areas, but also have brown areas in about half of the potato. Hope our later varieties will not have this condition.
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Re: potatoes

Postby SONNY » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:43 pm

Some varieties are more prone to have this condition than others too, I have noticed, planting time is also a factor! thanks; sonny
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