Re: [gardeners] Gardening in Bastrop

penny x stamm (
Thu, 25 May 2000 00:27:08 -0400

Allen, interesting notes in my Master Gardener Bulletin
coming down from Cornell Univ, about its 3 new varieties
of potato.

The most important one is called New York 121. It is 
resistant to late blight, 2 races of golden nematodes, 
scab and potato mosaic virus Y (PVY).  The parent plants 
come from Peru and Argentina.  This is a mid-season
spud that will be good for boiling, and maybe even baking,
but will not be good for French fries or chips. The seed
may be available as early as next season from the
New York Foundation Seed Farm at Lake Placid,  NY,
operated by Cornell Univ.

In addition they're introducing Keuka Gold, a yellow
fleshed variety good for boiling, which will be known for its
flavor and high yields, and is resistant to scab and golden

They also will be offering one named Eva, with a bright, 
white skin and also good for boiling, and is resistant to
mosaic virus, golden nematode, and scab. It has an
unusually long tuber dormancy, which means that this 
potato can be stored longer.

Thought this would interest you ......


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