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ShepsSheps Posts: 2,221
Hi everyone...a few weeks ago my Maris Peer spuds contracted Early Blight, so I chopped off the tops and burnt them and left the spuds in the buckets to continue swelling with continued feeding and watering.

This aft I checked on two buckets and this is what came out, though they do have another 5 weeks to go until they should have been harvested.



They look great, but most of them are covered in little bumps like below.





So, I was wondering if this is a result of Potato Cyst Nematode, and if so can I still boil them and eat them?
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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,297
    Looks like Scab to me. If so then the tubers are still edible once the scabs are removed.
    Next time add some lime to the growing medium.
  • ShepsSheps Posts: 2,221
    Thanks Berghill...so can I not just boil them as they are? or am I going to have to peel them to get rid of the scab, as most are just a bit too small to bother with peeling them.
  • ShepsSheps Posts: 2,221
    Hi Berghill...I found this after a little search, if the link works my spuds looked like the one in the first picture, the bump are caused by enlarged lenticles due to me over-watering.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=enlarged+lenticels&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiMvrGXk9bbAhWTRMAKHer-DbwQsAQIVw&biw=1440&bih=777#imgrc=_
  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,318
    I always thought that slightly acid soil was better for preventing scab, that's why treating soil for blight and scab causes conflict. Am I wrong to raise the acid level for spuds Berghill?

    Pleased the acne spuds are just over watered Sheps, going to watch my watering regime   :|
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,318
    Nice spuds by the way Sheps, I'm now craving my tea with potato salad!
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • ShepsSheps Posts: 2,221
    Thanks herbaceous...just off to boil some now, butter at the ready.

    Here is a picture of one of mine I dug up to compare with the image in the link.



    Looks the same, let's just hope I don't contract some horrific potato based disease  :s
  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,318
    Just keep posting two or three times a day Sheps and if you don't appear one day we'll get the Hazmat men round straight away  ;)
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • ShepsSheps Posts: 2,221
    Spuds boiling as I type, no toxic fumes so far  :D
  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,318
    OK, now I really must get my tea ready!
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • ShepsSheps Posts: 2,221
    WOW!...I know people say that home grown always tastes better, but those spuds were amazing, nothing like the ones from the supermarket, so sweet and so tender and they cooked beautifully.

    Wish there was online tasting, then I could have shared some with you all  :)
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