Sharing his 'overwhelming enthusiasm for the humble spud' and a lifetime's experience in the seed potato industry, Alan Romans combines an engaging account of potato growing with an expert guide to potato varieties.The Potato Book 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.An exhaustive and definitive guide to over 150 varieties currently available in Europe provides scientifically based assessments of yield, characteristics, disease resistance. With descriptions too of varieties – mainly 'heritage' (pre-1950) – that have recently become available as microplants, it contains everything the potato grower needs to know.
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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.Review:
... 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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Book Description Frances Lincoln, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX071122479X
Book Description Frances Lincoln, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11071122479X