What is a new potato?
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New potatoes have a delicate flavour and are usually available from the end of winter. They are young potatoes and … Read More

Sustainability
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Potatoes play an important role in feeding the world as they are one of the largest food crops on the … Read More

Preparing and cooking potatoes
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Preparing potatoes There are a number of decisions that you can make in order to maximise the nutritional benefits of … Read More

Selecting potatoes
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How do I know which potato to buy? Buy potatoes suited for end use. Growers cook-test potatoes and then label … Read More

Seasonal changes and potato varieties
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Potato texture changes throughout the year  As the season progresses a potato changes e.g. an Ilam Hardy early in the … Read More

Buying and storing potatoes
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Buying potatoes Ask your supplier what varieties are available and in season. Look for the New Zealand Gap logo. Order the right … Read More

The potato plant
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The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is an herbaceous annual that grows up to 100 cm tall and produces a tuber – also … Read More