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Why I like Mainz – a series of n

Don’t those Germans just love their spuds….

This website lists around 300 “commercially relevant” varieties grown here

The UK has 80….

The US probably only has the Idaho…..

You’ll find a lot of feminine names on that list.

Ms jb tends to buy Sieglinde (her dad used to grow them) or Annabelle from the potato specialist on the market (who probably has about 10  varieties at peak), but Alexandra caught her eye yesterday. while she was getting 2kg/€4 of Annabelle.

Horst Stahl, our potato man, says that they’re pretty much the same as Annabelle and then disappears for a while.

“Here you are” he says, giving her a good 1kg bag “You can do a direct comparison”

No charge, obviously.

This is why I like Mainz.

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This entry was published on 4 July, 2015 at 08:00. It’s filed under Culinary, Mainz, Market and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Why I like Mainz – a series of n

  1. A lot of them get grown on Prince Edward Island.

  2. Diane on said:

    I couldn’t find my glasses and thought you said they really like their “suds”.

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