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The Potato Book Alan Romans

The Potato Book By Alan Romans

The Potato Book by Alan Romans

23,49 $
Condition - Very Good
10 in stock


Dedicated to the humble spud, this is an engaging account of the history of the potato, an expert guide to over 150 varieties, and a guide to how to grow them successfully.

The Potato Book Summary

The Potato Book by Alan Romans

Sharing his overwhelming enthusiasm for the humble spud and a lifetime's experience in the seed potato industry, Alan Romans combines an engaging account of potato growing with an expert guide to potato varieties. The Potato Book traces the history of the potato from its beginnings in South America to the development of variety breeding. It explains all aspects of growing, from choosing seed potatoes, planting and maintenance, to harvest, storage, and pests and diseases. An exhaustive and definitive guide to over 150 varieties currently available in Europe provides scientifically based assessments of yield, characteristics, disease resistance. With descriptions too of varieties - mainly 'heritage' (pre-1950) - that have recently become available as microplants, it contains everything the potato grower needs to know.

The Potato Book Reviews

... potato expert Alan Romans communicates his enthusiasm and knowledge in an irresistible way Daily Telegraph Alan Romans, whose efforts have advanced the noble, nutritious and historic potato a step further, deserves a few laurels of his own. Irish Times If you love spuds don't miss this new book. Garden News A fascinating read covering the history of potatoes as well as practical advice and a guide to 150 varieties. Gardens Monthly

About Alan Romans

ALAN ROMANS was formerly a biology teacher but is now a full-time potato enthusiast, a specialist potato roguer (selector of seed potatoes) and consultant to potato breeders. He lives in Fife in Scotland.

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The Potato Book by Alan Romans
Used - Very Good
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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