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Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:39 pm
I have started using my new cobbler potatoes and the insides have brown areas. Does anyone know what causes this?? We had a wet spring and the ground was soggy for lenghts of time. Could this be the cause?? Other than the appearance, are they alright to eat?? Thanks for any info.
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:38 pm
Not sure if they look like this but here is what I had:viewtopic.php?f=35&t=48383
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:25 pm
Hollow heart caused by the spud growing too fast,--like carrots splittin open, rapid weather changes are also a big factor!
They are perfectly safe to eat, just cut the brown area out! thanks; sonny
Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:46 pm
Thanks for the fast replys. Mine have hollow areas, but also have brown areas in about half of the potato. Hope our later varieties will not have this condition.
Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:43 pm
Some varieties are more prone to have this condition than others too, I have noticed, planting time is also a factor! thanks; sonny
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