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The Potato Book

By: Alan Romans

144 pages, 150 col illus

Frances Lincoln Ltd

Hardback | Oct 2005 | #151877 | ISBN: 071122479X
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Traces the history of the potato from its beginnings in South America to the development of variety breeding. It explains all aspects of growing, from choosing seed potatoes, planting and maintenance, to harvest, storage, and pests and diseases. This is a definitive guide to over 150 varieties currently available in Europe and provides scientifically based assessments of yield, characteristics, and disease resistance. With descriptions of varieties - mainly 'heritage' (pre-1950) - that have recently become available as microplants, it contains everything the potato grower needs to know!

... potato expert Alan Romans communicates his enthusiasm and knowledge in an irresistible way Daily Telegraph Alan Romans, whose efforts have advanced the noble, nutritious and historic potato a step further, deserves a few laurels of his own. Irish Times If you love spuds don't miss this new book. Garden News A fascinating read covering the history of potatoes as well as practical advice and a guide to 150 varieties. Gardens Monthly

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Alan Romans was formerly a biology teacher but is now a full-time 'potato enthusiast', a specialist 'potato roguer' (selector of seed potatoes) and consultant to potato breeders. He lives in Fife in Scotland.

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