Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pot 8 Toes


I bagged myself 58 seed potatoes at the fair, of 7 different varieties. Sharpe's Express (1st Earlies), Yukon Gold & Royal Kidney (2nd Early), Charlotte (Salad), Ratte, Highland Burgundy & Arran Victory (Maincrop). All labeled now and quietly chitting.
If you've never heard this classic bit of radio quiz show regarding spuds, enjoy. I hope the link works.

7 comments:

Jeremy said...

Aren't International the original Jersey Royals?

MissHathorn said...

Yes, I was a bit tired when I posted but have corrected the entry. International Kidney and Jersey Royal are the same animal. What I have is Royal Kidney which is an Archibald Findlay variety very like the International.

Michael said...

Thanks for the sound clip!
It brought a big chuckle to my dull afternoon reading student dissertations.
Brilliant!

friary said...

Couldn't get to the fair in the end but really enjoyed that clip. Hilarious. Where did you come by it?!

MissHathorn said...

I remembered having heard it several years ago, and just googled it.

Jaclyn said...

Hi I am looking for information about the potato raiser Archibald Findlay and his work. He was my great great grandfather and I think in his day he would have been fairly well known and I am interested in finding out more about him. Any information about him and his potatoes or even tips as to where i could get information from would be very much appreciated! Thanks.

Jeremy said...

There's a fair bit of information about Findlay out there. John Reader's new book Propitious Esculent has a few pages but be warned. You might not like everything you find out about the old rogue. :)