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The The Potato Book By Alan Romans

The The Potato Book by Alan Romans

New RRP £16.99
Condition - Very Good
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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 The Potato Book Summary

The 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 provides scientifically based assessments of yield, characteristics and disease resistance. In addition there are descriptions of rare (mainly pre-1950 heritage varieties) that are occasionally available.

The The Potato Book Reviews

'This is the ultimate guide to growing potatoes containing everything the grower needs to know.' Kitchen Garden Book of the Month: 'A must for keen kitchen gardeners.' Healthy Food Guide 'His growing advice is second to none.' Bunny Guinness Sunday Telegraph 'Growing potatoes? Makes ure you do a bit of research to get to know the difference between starchy disappointment and a gourmet experience... One of the best places to turn is Alan Romans' brilliant Potato Book.' Norwich Evening News

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 The Potato Book by Alan Romans
Used - Very Good
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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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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