Knobby or disfigured potatoes

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Old Fashioned
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Knobby or disfigured potatoes

Unread post by Old Fashioned » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:38 am

I harvested a couple of hills today and got quite the bounty. Many were large sized too......but they all had knobs on them & the knobs were almost as big as the main potato. I tried to take a pic, but it got lost in cyberspace. I created the thread because it is a fixable problem.

Apparently the knobs are formed when the potato is stressed....usually from too high of temps or temp fluctuation and/or infrequent watering. The knobs are still good eating.

https://ourstoneyacres.com/funny-shaped-potatoes

patriceinil
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Re: Knobby or disfigured potatoes

Unread post by patriceinil » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:28 pm

Interesting, I will have to bookmark that site for reference.

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