Englishman saving potatoes in Ireland

So apparently…

David Langford has established the most comprehensive collection of heritage potatoes in Ireland over many years and we are very proud to have been chosen as the repository for this wonderful collection. There are now 180 varieties of potato growing at Lissadell dating from 1768 right up to 2004, including the Famine Lumper.

You can hear Mr Langford thanks to the consistently excellent Home Grown: Ireland from RTE. I hacked the photo from their Facebook page. Friend them!

Lissadell House looks wonderful, but it’s not clear to me how their potato collection relates to Ireland’s national plant genetic resources conservation efforts. Maybe Danny can tell us…

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