Very productive, similar in shape to kipfler potatoes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e-Seed potatoes are tubers meant for planting (not seeds), they are usually smaller than tubers for eating.-\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSowing time – Cool climates - After last frost August-October\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTemperate Climates - Mid July - October\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWarm \/ Tropical climates - April-August\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e*Potatoes can be stored for several months somewhere cool and dark until you are ready to plant Prefer sunny position, prepare bed deeply at least 25cm down, soil should be friable to avoid odd shaped potatoes. Potatoes cannot be posted to TAS or W.A due to quarantine\u003c\/p\u003e"}, If you have any problems or questions, email support@boondieseeds.zendesk.com and we'll get back to you right away. I’m in WA. When baked the flesh is very soft the skin is ‘tough’ (yummy) and chewy. Purple congo: Purple skin and flesh. These well-known tubers are easy to grow at home. Kennebec, Dutch Cream, Bintje, Nicola and Kipfler are waxy, yellow flesh potatoes of distinction. This vigorous variety produces medium sized oblong shaped potatoes with purple skin and purple flesh. Adelaide Hills, South Australia, https://www.greenharvest.com.au/Plants/Potatoes.html, http://provenancegrowers.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/seed-potatoes.html, http://www.theplantshop.com.au/kitchen-garden/vegetables/seed-potatoes.html. Purple Congo As the name suggests, Purple Congo potatoes have a purple skin and flesh, which is perfect for adding colour and interest to meals. The flesh of the potato is like a marbled mosaic patterned. The original potatoes came from up on the Nicholson River. I found them in the bush at the site of an old homestead. Hi Rick – it is impossible to advise you about this if we don’t know where you are. Purple Congo. The company describes its farms as "a carefully tended patchwork of living soils intermingled with Tasmanian rainforest." (N) WARRIOR A late variety, Up To Date type, long oval tubers, purple flowers; a good cropper. Drizzle of olive oil, pinch of sea salt, sprinkle of rosemary leaves and don’t overcook them and they’re my favourite roasting potato. Some were mostly cream with a few purple veins. Sow in 10cm deep furrows with 25 cm between tubers and 75cm between rows. $ 11.95. The flesh is creamy waxy smooth when boiled and mashed. My Purple Congoes are elongated in shape (except the tiny ones, which are prolific and round); they have smooth (not sandpapery) dark purple skin and purple or purple/cream marbled flesh. My pics of Purple Congo aren’t entirely representative: when I chopped dozens more for gnocchi there were certainly plenty with more cream than purple in the cores. Thanks for the post! Interesting post. Purple Congoes may be ugly on the outside but, when you cut them open, they are the most beautiful rich purple hue. Purple Congo potatoes freshly washed and cut. Sow in 10cm deep furrows with 25 cm between tubers and 75cm between rows. I started with a dozen or so and have been slowly growing them up to the garden bed I have now of well over 100. Retains colour when cooked. Description: very dark purple skin. Until now, only specialized potato farmers have had access to the most amazing potato colours and flavours. Back in Tasmania, White feels that people are slowly becoming aware of all the different shapes, sizes and colours of potatoes. Purple Congo: Purple Majesty potatoes Purple skin with a deep purple flesh. Here are some recipes: Island Vittles; ABC Cook and the Chef; Masterchef. Mine were vastly less consistent and pretty in shape but meh, whatever, they taste the same! Anything more to add? Potatoes are prone to disease, so be sure to practice good crop rotation. Frozen gnocchi are apparently best thrown straight into boiling water and not thawed first, but I haven’t tried that yet, so we’ll see. And they taste great too. Very productive, similar in shape to kipfler potatoes.-Seed potatoes are tubers meant for planting (not seeds), they are usually smaller than tubers for eating.- They hold their own rather than just being the sidekick to other stuff like potatoes can often be. I went back the following week, lucky there were a few left so I bought some and planted 3 potatoes. 'Purple Congo' - In this shot the "seed potatoes" have been replaced with tubers of a fully mature plant. Sign up for our newsletter and be the first to know about coupons and special promotions. They weren’t really suited to mashing, but would make an excellent salad potato. These waxy potatoes were slow to cook, really yellow on the inside and quite sweet to taste. The size of the potato is mmm a biggish blood plum or apricot. The ones I left overnight to dry before cooking were perfect in texture, but the pigments discoloured a little on the underside where the gnocchi rested on the baking paper. Here are just a few that list purple congoes: https://www.greenharvest.com.au/Plants/Potatoes.html Only recently introduced (2014) from North America and Scotland by Tasmanian farmers to meet fresh market demand for gourmet potatoes, these are not at all your typical Tasmanian spuds. Tasmania's fresh potato growers are building mainstream markets for unusual potatoes, all the way to Dubai. That said, it has existed in WA and I believe is occasionally available at farmer markets, so you might manage to find one. Each potato's deep purple flesh means you can make petunia-coloured mash, palatinate-coloured gnocchi or purpureus-tinged potato salad (ABCR). We grow chemical and spray free garlic on our farm at beautiful Koonya in southeast Tasmania , and we create scrumptious garlic inspired artisan products. shall we call the purple congo feminist spuds? Good mashing potatoes include three Australian-bred potatoes, namely Toolangi Delight with its purple skin, Purple Congo which is coloured throughout and the cream-coloured Eureka. Peel the white potatoes and cut into matchstick sized pieces approximately 3-4cm … However, I suspect the thing that differentiates purple congoes from other varieties is their *weediness* – they’re so vigorous they’re practically impossible to eradicate once established. This particular one is almost invasive where I live in the Far North of NZ. There are so many varieties available to the Australian home gardener. It is a small cylindrical waxy potato with unusual purple-black, shiny skin and purple flesh. Purple Congo potatoes freshly washed and cut Purple Congoes may be ugly on the outside but, when you cut them open, they are the most beautiful rich purple hue. Very productive, similar in shape to kipfler potatoes. I’d love to grown the Purple Congo in my Fremantle garden. I love these potatoes but cant seem to find a supplier… can anyone help? Tasmanian potato farmers and owners of Pyengana's Anchor Organics Terrence and Wendy Rattray have launched their Purple Bliss and Red Foo potatoes on a national stage. And they are flowering at the moment. I’m based in Perth but would happily travel great distances to get my hands on them again. The same flouriness that makes Purple Congoes unpleasant when roasted is ideal for light, fluffy gnocchi. 5 x Tubers. The most spectacular purple potato with delicious rich purple flesh that maintains its colour when cooked. Our extensive potato selection ranges from recent releases to heirloom varieties, from early-maturing potatoes to late-maturing dry russets for storage, with a wide selection of colours, textures and mouth-watering flavours. You should get your purple potatoes identified if you haven’t already. Try a duo of colors potato gratin, Hawaiian sweet and purple Congo potatoes mash, planked salmon with Purple Congo chips. The picture shows one tray left overnight before cooking; the gnocchi turn pale mauve when boiled. The waxy yellow flesh is ideal mashed or boiled as 'new' potatoes. A while back I shared with you the delicious-tasting but dubious-looking Native Finger lime and now I find myself unearthing Purple Congo potatoes. It’s always satisfying to discover yummy uses and to extend the harvest of vegies – solutions to the infamous Zucchini Glut, for example. {"id":1301381349444,"title":"SEED POTATO - Purple Congo","handle":"seed-potato-purple-congo","description":"\u003cp\u003ePlanting \/ Seed Potatoes - Purple Congo\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e5 x Tubers\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e This vigorous variety produces medium sized oblong shaped potatoes with purple skin and purple flesh. “The purple potato is slightly higher in fibre than white potatoes and it contains antioxidants,” Maston tells SBS. Royal Blue actually has yellow flesh but the Purple Congo will give you the colours you desire. I am wanting to grow Purple Congo or similar; any idea where I can get any seed stock? Sow in 10cm deep furrows with 25 cm between tubers and 75cm between rows. Retains colour when cooked. Googling Tolangi Delight (which I’ve never grown), I see that the flesh is cream, which doesn’t sound at all like yours. The Purple Bliss potato variety, grown exclusively at Anchor Organics farm in northern Tasmania, can now be purchased from Coles. Produces an abundance of tubers varying from pea size to banana size. I tossed mine with garlic, button mushrooms, walnuts, asparagus and brown butter (tricolor!) Wow, They’re wild …. Not to Norfolk Island, SA, TAS or WA Heirloom potato bred before 1895, easily the hardiest potato we have ever grown. http://www.theplantshop.com.au/kitchen-garden/vegetables/seed-potatoes.html. Needs a long season and good conditions to produce reasonable tubers. But hey, if you’re enjoying your spuds and they’re yummy, cherish them regardless of the label! Sapphire: This one has deep, purple flesh, if you tried and hated Purple Congo, as I did, give this one a try. 12-tuber pack. 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