....and that's no oxymoron!! ... and furthermore it's both absolute #s and cwt/hectare [whatever a hectare is].
So now, nobody can call the grocery store and ask
"Do you have Prince Albert in a can? I mean a can of potatoes, from the region which produces the MOST potatoes in ALL of Canada, and was therefore named after his royal highness?!??!"
How sad for the pranksters
A square kilometer is a patch of 10 x 10 = 100 hectares, they being 100m x 100m each.
Sparing ridiculosity and suppositories, I buy my potatoes from a local market garden.
The only variety that I can recall looking forward to eating, every time.
I like my fries from Alberta spuds...
I helped with a potato harvest in P.E.I once! I was surprised they grew tobacco there too.
My brother lived near Lesser Slave Lake in Alberta. I have never seen soo many acres of potatoes.
Edited by - bubbalouie on 12/04/2020 16:02:40
Maybe 20 varieties of potatoes growing in the McBride district.
One place made fries from a different variety each week for a couple of months.
Very, very different.
I can do 1/4" slices in my Panini machine in 4 minutes.
Since the lid gets hot, I can melt herb butter in a little pot up there to baste the slices.
It's common knowledge that the Russians and the Chinese visited the Pacific Northwest coast before the Europeans showed up. There's some legend that Haida, Tsimshian and Tlingit were raiding and trading, even for slaves, some indeterminate distance south along the coast.
What is fact is that all three of those First Nations are cultivating an exact genetic clone of a Peruvian potato in huge open patches in the BC and Alaskan forests. Very quiet but possibly for centuries.
Fwiw, I've heard that without irrigation, one is unable to get a contract [w/McCains] to grow potatoes. Around Carberry, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carberry,_Manitoba there's quite a few signs making sure one knows he's in "King Spud Country."
BUT, both my wife and I recall seeing a sign welcoming us to "King Spud Country," somewhere in the US Mid-west... and both my wife and I can't recall the exact location.
And for anybody wanting to get from Prince Albert to Prince Edward Island this could be invaluable: https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Prince-Albert/Prince-Edward-Island
I had a brother who worked in PEI [or "pie" as I occasionally call it] for several years. One tale he liked to tell was how some farmers went from being regular farmers to millionaires and back to regular farmers in a <2 year span. Unusual jump in prices apparently produced profits of $1000 per acre for potatoes.... some farmers had 1000 acres. Lots of new machinery and cars around .... until prices plummeted to below average the next year. C'est la vie, I suppose.
Edited by - Owen on 12/04/2020 17:33:02
Make SURE what you're looking at, before you bite into it!
Mike, it's taken me 'til now..... but I think I've got it.
Edited by - Owen on 12/04/2020 18:09:00
I saw a Disney movie as a kid that showed a farm with red dirt. It was about Uncle Reamus, Brar Rabbit and the tar baby etc. I didn't believe it was real but my dad explained that in the state of Georgia they really have red dirt. When I visited P.E.I in 2004 I got to see lots of red dirt. It's obvious that the red dirt [ containing iron]. is a major contributor to the unique taste of the P.E.I. potato. Potatoes can be grown almost anywhere. I've heard the there are thousands of different varieties of potatoes. Anything from the east coast is going to be more expensive here on the west coast. Most people around here will go to the store and choose based on price. Alberta is closer and B.C.ers will buy what is cheap.
Hate to put a damper on the potato enthusiasm here, but they are a nightshade plant along with tomatoes, bell peppers, and eggplant. Not good for older banjo pickers’ arthritis - my flexibility has improved immensely since I quit eating the spuds, other than maybe some fries once a month. That and apple cider vinegar, turmeric, ginger, avocado oil,,,,, ,,,etc., blah, blah, blah.
Originally posted by donc
I saw a Disney movie as a kid that showed a farm with red dirt. It was about Uncle Reamus, Brar Rabbit and the tar baby etc. I didn't believe it was real but my dad explained that in the state of Georgia they really have red dirt. When I visited P.E.I in 2004 I got to see lots of red dirt. It's obvious that the red dirt [ containing iron]. is a major contributor to the unique taste of the P.E.I. potato. ...
You can sing about it, too.
Originally posted by chuckv97
<snip> Not good for older banjo pickers’ arthritis <snip>
It looks like I'm home free..... arthritis?...check..... old(er)? ....check.... but nobody's gonna mistake me for bein' a banjo picker.
'Kel Krydon tone ring' 28 min
'GOLD STAR NECK' 1 hr
'Van Eps Tenor Banjo' 2 hrs
'PREWAR FLATHEAD' 2 hrs