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The Potato Book

Alan Romans
Frances Lincoln
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YOU won't find a mention of Rua or Ilam Hardy in this book, but for the "spud nut" Alan Romans offers plenty to chew on, albeit from a British perspective. He traces the history of the potato from its beginnings in South America, gives us stories of some of the breeders and explains how to grow spuds. There's a guide to more than 150 varieties, including some of the increasingly popular heritage varieties. A lot packed into a slender but absorbing read.

Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH

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