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BRITISH SPUDS

(11 Posts)
M0nica Thu 26-Aug-21 17:29:45

The problem is general. We are in France and our neighbour welcomed us back with a big bucket of spud. The first one I went to use was hollow inside and rotting in parts.

timetogo2016 Thu 26-Aug-21 17:09:37

My thoughts exactly midgey.

Jaxjacky Thu 26-Aug-21 17:04:01

No problem with early or main crop potatoes, onions are sound too, but I use a farm shop as well. The ‘earliest’ are from Somerset, I’ve had some Cypriot ones too which are lovely.

25Avalon Thu 26-Aug-21 16:34:22

Were they old or new potatoes? Old potatoes have been kept in a clamp all winter and spring, and in the summer often have black marks or on extreme occasions black or brown in the middle.

Grannynannywanny Thu 26-Aug-21 16:01:37

I’ve not noticed it with potatoes but I have with onions. They can look fine on the outside but when I cut into them they are soft and brown in the middle. All 3 onions I had yesterday were binned.

midgey Thu 26-Aug-21 15:56:53

What ever is cake?

Hetty58 Thu 26-Aug-21 14:37:16

The farm doesn't use 'cake' on the potato fields, thank Heavens!

Hetty58 Thu 26-Aug-21 14:36:17

The weather's been bad this year, yet still I find they're best bought at the farm - and far tastier.

JaneJudge Thu 26-Aug-21 14:30:00

is it because it has been so wet? some of the fields by me grow potatoes and the fields have been very wet all year

timetogo2016 Thu 26-Aug-21 14:28:35

Iv`e noticed that for a while Bea65.
Iv`e started buying loose as and when i need some.

Bea65 Sun 22-Aug-21 15:28:15

Noticed my potatoes this week were bad...on the outside could see the black areas which you would scoop out but, then the remaining ones that had no 'eyes' visible were bad on in the inside..so disappointing..maybe a one off or ?? deliveries late to blame?