We only sell certified seed potatoes. We ate these today at Banjo Paterson restaurant in Sydney. The flesh of the potato is like a marbled mosaic patterned. Retains colour when cooked. Needs a long season and good conditions to produce reasonable tubers. 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. Each potato’s deep purple flesh means it’s possible to make petunia-coloured mash, palatinate-coloured gnocchi and purpureus-tinged potato salad. Purple Congo potatoes freshly washed and cut. http://provenancegrowers.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/seed-potatoes.html 5 x Tubers. Colour is retained when cooked, making great looking chips and potato … Sow in 10cm deep furrows with 25 cm between tubers and 75cm between rows. Company Description. They’re difficult to peel when raw because they’re so knobbly, so do that after cooking, or rub off the skin. I have some PURPLE POTATOES…. Sow in 10cm deep furrows with 25 cm between tubers and 75cm between rows. 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. Instead, up they pop again every year, still disease-free, unlike the white varieties in other areas. Planting / Seed Potatoes - Purple Congo. The Rattrays operate their Yum Tasmania Gourmet Potatoes business at Pyengana, in the state’s North-East, and grow about 20 different varieties. The home of high-quality certified seed potatoes sourced from Tasmania’s premier growers. 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. $ 11.95. 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. 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. For some reason, whatever recipe I’ve used in the past (with a little egg and flour), my gnocchi are always a bit too soft when boiled straight from fresh: their texture improves when cooked, tossed in a bit of olive oil, cooled, then reheated in the microwave, which will no doubt horrify all good Italian cooks (and if that’s you, I’d love your tips!). And they taste great too. These well-known tubers are easy to grow at home. Uncooked Purple Congo gnocchi after drying. The company describes its farms as "a carefully tended patchwork of living soils intermingled with Tasmanian rainforest." Solanum tuberosum - 8 tubers. Hi Nina If anyone has ways to store potatoes without a cellar, other than in the ground (mine resprout very soon after dying off in summer), I’d love to hear from you! Potatoes (bismark, dutch cream, king edwards, kipfler, mozart, nicola, pink eye, purple congo, russet, salad rose, sapphire, Tas cream delight, Tas gourmet, Tas moon light) Pumpkins (golden nuggets) Radishes Rhubarb Ricoto Chillies Rocket Shallots Silverbeets Snow peas Spinach (baby) Spring/Summer Micro Greens Sprouts (alfalfa, fenugreek, lentil, Fertilise well. VIOLETTE (Vitelotte, possibly Purple Congo) Purple skinned, purple fleshed, yam shaped oddity. 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 appear to have been cultivated long before the first explorers landed in America. Non-Member $9.95. The most spectacular purple potato with delicious rich purple flesh that maintains its colour when cooked. They could be an old heirloom variety given the site you found them. I found them in the bush at the site of an old homestead. The picture shows one tray left overnight before cooking; the gnocchi turn pale mauve when boiled. 'Purple Congo' - This shot displays a mature tuber flesh and skin, and some immature tubers (or "seed potatoes") suitable for propagation. Potatoes are incredibly biodiverse, with over 4,000 native varieties worldwide. Kids love the novelty of coloured potatoes. I’m not aware of any specific suppliers near you, but there are plenty of mail order suppliers (google seed potatoes). Lightly steamed then deep fried. I’m dining there myself in a few weeks – will make sure to try some! (N) WARRIOR A late variety, Up To Date type, long oval tubers, purple flowers; a good cropper. Varieties provided include Dutch Cream, Kipfler varieties complimented by an increasing range of coloured and fingerling … Regards, Denis, © 2020 GardenDrum All Rights Reserved | ADMIN, Horticultural journalist, photographer, contributor to many garden magazines, and author of 'Gardening on a Shoestring'. They are such a meaty potato I find they hold roasting really well. 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. The flesh is creamy waxy smooth when boiled and mashed. Potatoes 'Purple Congo' Solanum spp. Googling Tolangi Delight (which I’ve never grown), I see that the flesh is cream, which doesn’t sound at all like yours. Coastal Fresh 67 Township Drive West Burleigh Queensland 4219 (07) 5593 6023 (07) 5593 6083 info@coastalfresh.com.au Sapphire: This one has deep, purple flesh, if you tried and hated Purple Congo, as I did, give this one a try. http://www.theplantshop.com.au/kitchen-garden/vegetables/seed-potatoes.html. Back in Tasmania, White feels that people are slowly becoming aware of all the different shapes, sizes and colours of potatoes. While little is known of the history of the potato prior to this, Peruvian pottery shows representations of the potato as a cultivated plant at least as early as the second century A.D. … I now live at Sale . anywhere??. Mash congo potatoes, season with salt and pepper and moisten with the cream and butter. Retains colour when cooked. Here are just a few that list purple congoes: https://www.greenharvest.com.au/Plants/Potatoes.html The waxy yellow flesh is ideal mashed or boiled as 'new' potatoes. I purchased these and another purple variety at Malibu Fresh , Malibu street , Waikiki PURPLE CONGO: A waxy potato with purple skin and flesh which adds an interesting colour to meals. Hello, I live in Portland Victoria and am keen to get some Purple Congo Potatoes to grow. 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. Large tubers can be cut so long as each half has an ‘eye’ or sprout\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e*Please note: Due to their weight, all orders with potatoes are NOT included in the free postage offer. It sounds like your spuds are like that if they’re growing wild! I tossed mine with garlic, button mushrooms, walnuts, asparagus and brown butter (tricolor!) This vigorous variety produces medium sized oblong shaped potatoes with purple skin and purple flesh. You could try talking to permaculture growers through Permaculture West http://permaculturewest.org.au/, Tony, shoot me a message when you can. PLEASE NOTE: Boondie Seeds will be closing for Christmas Break between 24th December 2020 to 6th January 2021, orders placed during this time will be shipped out once we return beginning 7th January 2021. Small Purple Congos are delicious lightly steamed. Fertilise well. When cut open.. just inside the skin is a lighter purple almost white halo. Interesting post. Purple Congoes may be ugly on the outside but, when you cut them open, they are the most beautiful rich purple hue. Description: very dark purple skin. Large tubers can be cut so long as each half has an ‘eye’ or sprout\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e*Please note: Due to their weight, all orders with potatoes are NOT included in the free postage offer. A bowl of the unwashed long, lumpy tubers looks as if I’ve been cleaning up not after a small dog, but a fully grown Rottweiler. Good luck – and remember that, wherever you plant them, they will be there forever! 294 likes. Since 1995 Yum Tasmanian have evolved to supply gourmet potatoes to discerning customers through out Australia and internationally. Purple Congo: Purple Congo. All kitchen gardeners who love cooking their produce as much as growing it will know how much fun I had! They hold their own rather than just being the sidekick to other stuff like potatoes can often be. Amazing colour. Purple Majesty potatoes Purple skin with a deep purple flesh. Cranberry Red: Seriously delicious. Retains colour when cooked. The original potatoes came from up on the Nicholson River. What a treat. There are so many varieties available to the Australian home gardener. Very productive, similar in shape to kipfler potatoes. That said, it has existed in WA and I believe is occasionally available at farmer markets, so you might manage to find one. DR Garlic. The colour remains when the potato is cooked. 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