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Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 16 5:09 pm    Post subject: Vivaldi potatoes  Reply with quote    

I picked up a bag of Vivaldi seed potatoes today as they seem to be highly recommended. Has anyone tried them? I know they're meant to be a high yielding 2nd early but I was surprised to see it's meant to have less calories and less carbohydrates than your average spud.

Anyone tried it? If so, what are your thoughts on it's taste and how well did it grow?

gz



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 16 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

less calories because they are smaller ?

Nice tatties , mind you!!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 16 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We used to have those from Sainsburys, I think. They were very nice. Where did you get the seed potatoes? (Not that I need any seed potatoes. I have four varieties already. And nowhere to plant them because all my beds are only four inches deep. Of course, I have lots of other space now, it just isn't dug over yet. And it's clay you could make pote with.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 16 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I got the seeds pots from our localish large independent garden center.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 16 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have never grown them, but they eat well-I had mine from Sainsburys too.

Hots



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 16 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've grown them very successfully.
Jolly nice they are too.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 16 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for the replies, they sound very promising. I've popped a couple in some pots in the greenhouse to see if we can get some early 2nd earlies.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 16 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

do you folk do the in a deep tub and top up the soil thing in a green house for an early crop of little ones?

i have found it effective when i had access to a greenhouse

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 16 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I did last year, but I was so tardy with everything anyway I think they were still late. Nice, though.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 16 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well we've been eating the Vivaldi for months, not constantly.

They grew well but all our spuds caught some form of mould, not sure if it was blight as the plants didn't completely die back. I cut off much of the foliage just in case.

The yields from the Vivaldis were very good with many of the spuds a good baking potato size. They taste good and certainly hold their shape when boiled, but a bit too much so - they are a little on the firm side when fully cooked to what we're used to. There's still some in the ground and they're keeping well, certainly on the list for next year.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 16 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They are salad tatties,so they should be firm. and tasty!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 16 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I recall them being really good mashed. Very creamy. It was a long time ago, though. I'd definitely grow some if I came across them.

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