Posts Tagged ‘irish potatoes’

Potato Greens are Poisonous

Posted on: May 22nd, 2011 by Annette Welsford No Comments

NEVER eat potato greens. It may not seem obvious, but the green leaves of potatoes that grow above the ground are poisonous. Even eating small quantities of what we call "potato greens" can make a person very sick. Indigenous to parts of South America, including Peru, Chile and Bolivia, the potato has been grown ...

The Difference Between Irish Potatoes And Sweet Potatoes

Posted on: May 9th, 2011 by Annette Welsford No Comments

Home gardeners who know nothing about horticulture are often amazed to discover that everyday potatoes and sweet potatoes not only taste different, but come from different families – even though they have a common "surname" (potato). Solanum tuberosum is a potato that the Irish, more than any other nationality, have produced for centuries, which is why ...