red potatoes red inside?

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  1. swollen tongue

    swollen tongue Well-Known Member

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    grew red pontiacs and the inside of a lot of them have red streaks in the white meat inside of them. Is this normal or doing something wrong here? otherwise they are great potatoes.
     
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    harrisjnet Okie with Attitude

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    that actually sounds pretty cool. do the red streaks remain after the taters are cooked or do they disappear?
     
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    Suburbanhmstedr Well-Known Member

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    A small "warning" -- I grew purple 'taters for a few years, they were dark purple on the outside, and purple/white marbled on the inside. Very pretty for scalloped potatoes, fries, etc, but don't make the mistake of mashing them! Ewww. Looked like something had died....greyish, purpleish mess. Ugh.
     
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    the red streaks stay after they are cooked.
     
  6. jnap31

    jnap31 garden guy

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    I grew cranberry red? potatoes last year from SSE they were really red inside great sellers at the market.