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Complete Book of Potatoes, The

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978 0 88192 999 7
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One of the most versatile of all edible plants, the humble potato is a cornerstone of cuisines around the world. Leading experts Hielke De Jong, Joseph B. Sieczka, and Walter De Jong share their years of experience in the most comprehensive and in-depth guide on growing potatoes. From 'Purple Peruvian' to 'Adirondac Red', The Complete Book of Potatoes provides essential growing information and illustrated profiles of the best varieties.

Covering every detail of this remarkable plant, the book explores the natural history, nuances of cuisine and culture, plant structure, conventional and organic methods of cultivation, curing and storage, classification, pests and diseases, and chemistry.

Contents:  Plant structure & function, Cultivar descriptions A to Z, Soils & fertility, Seed potatoes, Establishing & maintaining plants, Pests & other problems, Growing potatoes the organic way, Special techniques for growing potatoes, Harvesting & storing, Uses of the potato, Cultivar development & genetic resources, Distribution, domestication & classification, History of the potato in Europe and North America, 4 appendices.

Hielke De Jong, Joseph B Sieczka and Walter De Jong, 2011, 258 p, illustrated, 189 color plates.  (List: $34.95)  $32.00

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