This vigorous variety produces medium sized oblong shaped potatoes with purple skin and purple flesh. It is a small cylindrical waxy potato with unusual purple-black, shiny skin and purple flesh. Needs a long season and good conditions to produce reasonable tubers. And they taste great too. 'Purple Congo' - This shot displays a mature tuber flesh and skin, and some immature tubers (or "seed potatoes") suitable for propagation. Anything more to add? http://provenancegrowers.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/seed-potatoes.html EarthApples seed potatoes are 100% GMO-free, naturally bred to bring you the best taste, texture and ease of growing. Solanum tuberosum - 8 tubers. There are several seed potato wholesalers in the south but none have purple congo. They hold their own rather than just being the sidekick to other stuff like potatoes can often be. 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. I love these potatoes but cant seem to find a supplier… can anyone help? Hi Antony – I’ve tried several possibilities in WA but with no luck. Keep the kids amused with purple mash or impress your guests with a purple potato salad. 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, 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. Thanks for the post! Amazing colour. Potatoes are prone to disease, so be sure to practice good crop rotation. 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. … Kennebec, Dutch Cream, Bintje, Nicola and Kipfler are waxy, yellow flesh potatoes of distinction. Certified – The All Purple Potato will brighten up your meals with this tasty blueish-purple potato! Member $7.95. Retains colour when cooked. These well-known tubers are easy to grow at home. 'Purple Congo' - In this shot the "seed potatoes" have been replaced with tubers of a fully mature plant. All kitchen gardeners who love cooking their produce as much as growing it will know how much fun I had! Karen, Hi Karen So my guess is yes, Purple Congo or some cross with it. Thanks Helen. Non-Member $9.95. Fertilise well. shall we call the purple congo feminist spuds? 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.- Colour is retained when cooked, making great looking chips and potato … Tasmania's fresh potato growers are building mainstream markets for unusual potatoes, all the way to Dubai. But… of all the varieties (Kipfler, Nicola, Desiree) I planted in various spots around the garden, Purple Congo is the one that keeps on appearing, to the point I have to collect not only the large tubers but also the myriad tiny ones in a futile attempt to leave areas fallow and practise crop rotation (as others have discovered too at Adelaide Gardeners, and ABC Gardening Stories. (N) WARRIOR A late variety, Up To Date type, long oval tubers, purple flowers; a good cropper. That said, it has existed in WA and I believe is occasionally available at farmer markets, so you might manage to find one. The home of high-quality certified seed potatoes sourced from Tasmania’s premier growers. Until now, only specialized potato farmers have had access to the most amazing potato colours and flavours. I purchased these and another purple variety at Malibu Fresh , Malibu street , Waikiki And this video shows you how to roll them. Hello, I live in Portland Victoria and am keen to get some Purple Congo Potatoes to grow. The original potatoes came from up on the Nicholson River. Pale pink flesh, creamy texture, large round potatoes. Back in Tasmania, White feels that people are slowly becoming aware of all the different shapes, sizes and colours of potatoes. Sapphire: This one has deep, purple flesh, if you tried and hated Purple Congo, as I did, give this one a try. Potatoes cannot be posted to TAS or W.A due to quarantine. What is it with me and vegetables of unfortunate appearance? 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. Some skins are *sandpapery* textured not much but my description. 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. I tossed mine with garlic, button mushrooms, walnuts, asparagus and brown butter (tricolor!) Retains colour when cooked. I am wanting to grow Purple Congo or similar; any idea where I can get any seed stock? 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. Wow, these potatoes sure are butt-ugly! I’m not aware of any specific suppliers near you, but there are plenty of mail order suppliers (google seed potatoes). 12-tuber pack. They’re difficult to peel when raw because they’re so knobbly, so do that after cooking, or rub off the skin. 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. Retains colour when cooked. Uncooked Purple Congo gnocchi after drying. They’re difficult to peel when raw because they’re so knobbly, so do that after cooking, or rub off the skin. 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. {"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. Maybe if I left them a lot longer could be bigger. Fertilise well. Here are just a few that list purple congoes: https://www.greenharvest.com.au/Plants/Potatoes.html Mash congo potatoes, season with salt and pepper and moisten with the cream and butter. When baked the flesh is very soft the skin is ‘tough’ (yummy) and chewy. The company describes its farms as "a carefully tended patchwork of living soils intermingled with Tasmanian rainforest." Potatoes 'Purple Congo' Solanum spp. http://www.theplantshop.com.au/kitchen-garden/vegetables/seed-potatoes.html. 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. I visited a Farmer Jacks supermarket in Girrawheen, WA one day and I saw the Congo purple potatoes, I bought some to try and I loved it. Instead, up they pop again every year, still disease-free, unlike the white varieties in other areas. Peel the white potatoes and cut into matchstick sized pieces approximately 3-4cm … The Congo potato has an oval shape and purple skin and flesh, while the Toolangi has dimpled purple skin and white flesh. Purple Majesty potatoes Purple skin with a deep purple flesh. Kids love the novelty of coloured potatoes. ... "We've always grown a Purple Congo but the Purple Bliss is far superior in flavour and texture and doesn't have a deep eye like the Purple Congo. Potatoes are incredibly biodiverse, with over 4,000 native varieties worldwide. Interesting post. We grow chemical and spray free garlic on our farm at beautiful Koonya in southeast Tasmania , and we create scrumptious garlic inspired artisan products. Retains colour when cooked. Drain and allow to cool slightly and then rub the skins off. Some common varieties include Purple Peruvian, Purple Majesty, All Blue, Congo, Adirondack Blue, Purple Fiesta, and Vitelotte. They weren’t really suited to mashing, but would make an excellent salad potato. It sounds like your spuds are like that if they’re growing wild! -Seed potatoes are tubers meant for planting (not seeds), they are usually smaller than tubers for eating.-, Sowing time – Cool climates - After last frost August-October, *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. When cut open.. just inside the skin is a lighter purple almost white halo. Each potato’s deep purple flesh means it’s possible to make petunia-coloured mash, palatinate-coloured gnocchi and purpureus-tinged potato salad. I’m based in Perth but would happily travel great distances to get my hands on them again. Also called Congo, Blue Congo and a host of other names; Irregular long oval shaped tuber with very distinctive dark purple colour; Dark purple flesh with light purple flecks; Long storage life; Qualities: Oval shape, dark pink/purple skin, purple flesh; Availability: All year; Ideal Use: Mashing, Steaming, Baking, Boiling, Salads 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. Description: very dark purple skin. King Edward and Otway Red are two good mashing and roasting potatoes. They are such a meaty potato I find they hold roasting really well. The picture shows one tray left overnight before cooking; the gnocchi turn pale mauve when boiled. Is anyone aware of a supplier between Portland and Geelong? The waxy yellow flesh is ideal mashed or boiled as 'new' potatoes. The colour remains when the potato is cooked. 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. Very productive, similar in shape to kipfler potatoes. Large tubers can be cut so long as each half has an ‘eye’ or sprout, *Please note: Due to their weight, all orders with potatoes are NOT included in the free postage offer. I am a big supporter of local growers and especially those growing under organic, sustainable systems. Some were mostly cream with a few purple veins. DR Garlic. Sow in 10cm deep furrows with 25 cm between tubers and 75cm between rows. (Bizarre place to contact you, but eh…), Hi Antony, The same flouriness that makes Purple Congoes unpleasant when roasted is ideal for light, fluffy gnocchi. 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. 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. Sow in 10cm deep furrows with 25 cm between tubers and 75cm between rows. If you miss even the tiniest one when they are dug you will have them forever ! Hi Jerry – as I said to Antony (see his comment above) I have not been able to find a supplier of purple congo in WA. Royal Blue actually has yellow flesh but the Purple Congo will give you the colours you desire. Purple Congo potatoes freshly washed and cut. The flesh of the potato is like a marbled mosaic patterned. Boil congo potatoes gently in the skin until tender. You could try talking to permaculture growers through Permaculture West http://permaculturewest.org.au/, Tony, shoot me a message when you can. But hey, if you’re enjoying your spuds and they’re yummy, cherish them regardless of the label! Could you spare a couple of seed potatoes? 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. 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. Best for mashing, boiling and cooks well in the microwave. Varieties provided include Dutch Cream, Kipfler varieties complimented by an increasing range of coloured and fingerling … And the purple skin and flesh are exceptionally high in antioxidant anthocyanins – great for your health. “The purple potato is slightly higher in fibre than white potatoes and it contains antioxidants,” Maston tells SBS. I now live at Sale . Lovely, fine textured flesh, great roasted or in salads, or makes an ugly, purple mash that kids adore. Gnocchi apparently freeze well, and purple ones are a novelty! sage, plus lemon zest and juice, topped with parmesan and lots of black pepper – yum! 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With its deep blueish skin and flesh that almost appears purple, this potato is sure to brighten up your table and your favorite potato salad! What a treat. are there anypurple congo seed available ?? Coastal Fresh 67 Township Drive West Burleigh Queensland 4219 (07) 5593 6023 (07) 5593 6083 info@coastalfresh.com.au A basket of Purple Congo potatoes look like a basket of rottweiller droppings. There are so many varieties available to the Australian home gardener. If you want to try some bright coloured potatoes, seek out either the Purple Congo or the Royal Blue. The most spectacular purple potato with delicious rich purple flesh that maintains its colour when cooked. Sign up for our newsletter and be the first to know about coupons and special promotions. Shady Dave, Where can I get large type congo potatoes please someone let me know large round ones not the long tubular ones. Company Description. They’re versatile and grow happily in containers or in the ground. 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! $ 11.95. YUMMO… Now do I have purple congo or tolangi delight or a mix of both. Below is a recipe that a reader of this blog submitted along with a photo of her creation. It’s always satisfying to discover yummy uses and to extend the harvest of vegies – solutions to the infamous Zucchini Glut, for example. Small Purple Congos are delicious lightly steamed. Hi Rick – it is impossible to advise you about this if we don’t know where you are. They’re also quite dry and floury, and taste horrible roasted, nor do they make great chips, but the little ones are delicious boiled or steamed for a few minutes and served with butter and parsley, or halved and made into potato salad – wash them thoroughly before cooking, no need to peel. Drizzle of olive oil, pinch of sea salt, sprinkle of rosemary leaves and don’t overcook them and they’re my favourite roasting potato. Purple Congo. 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!). Cheers, JW. Lightly steamed then deep fried. Potatoes appear to have been cultivated long before the first explorers landed in America. 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. Packed under license from VICSPA Here are some recipes: Island Vittles; ABC Cook and the Chef; Masterchef. The Rattrays operate their Yum Tasmania Gourmet Potatoes business at Pyengana, in the state’s North-East, and grow about 20 different varieties. This particular one is almost invasive where I live in the Far North of NZ. I went back the following week, lucky there were a few left so I bought some and planted 3 potatoes. And they are flowering at the moment. 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. Wow, They’re wild …. They have a denser texture and … Purple Congo: These were interesting, but I probably won’t buy them again. We of the Perth potato community have only just allowed the purple Congo across our borders- the wall is down- and local growers are finally supplying us. The purple congo potato is available at the Grow Lightly Food Hub (open Thursday to Sunday). Kids love the novelty of coloured potatoes. Cranberry Red: Seriously delicious. PURPLE CONGO: A waxy potato with purple skin and flesh which adds an interesting colour to meals. Since 1995 Yum Tasmanian have evolved to supply gourmet potatoes to discerning customers through out Australia and internationally. Potatoes aren’t my favourite vegetable, but I adore pasta so this year made a large batch of gnocchi with 4.5 kg of the largest tubers. Not to Norfolk Island, SA, TAS or WA Heirloom potato bred before 1895, easily the hardiest potato we have ever grown. Googling Tolangi Delight (which I’ve never grown), I see that the flesh is cream, which doesn’t sound at all like yours. So if you do find some and decide to plant them in the garden, choose your location carefully because they will become a permanent fixture! Good luck – and remember that, wherever you plant them, they will be there forever! purple potatoes, water, thyme, white onion, garlic, rosemary leaves and 7 more Purple Potato Dinner Rolls The Crumby Kitchen flour, softened … Purple Congoes may be ugly on the outside but, when you cut them open, they are the most beautiful rich purple hue. Sow in 10cm deep furrows with 25 cm between tubers and 75cm between rows. 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. The size of the potato is mmm a biggish blood plum or apricot. VIOLETTE (Vitelotte, possibly Purple Congo) Purple skinned, purple fleshed, yam shaped oddity. anywhere??. They could be an old heirloom variety given the site you found them. Some of the more interesting varieties include the Cranberry Red, and the Purple Congo which, as its name suggests, has a purple skin and flesh. 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. A beautiful cream and purple potato that was recorded in Tasmania in 1944. You should get your purple potatoes identified if you haven’t already. 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. Regards Lee. 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. I’m dining there myself in a few weeks – will make sure to try some! In New Zealand we call these potatoes Kura Tutai Which means Dog Sh** in Maori and are part of a large group of spuds commonly known as PeruPeru or Maori Potatoes, all of which are knobbly and delicious. The purple Congo potato and Toolangi Delight are both grown in Australia and are suitable for mashing. 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