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Root Vegetables: Potatoes

With dozens of root vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappointment, so use this guide to determine what potatoes will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Red Duke of York Potato Great All Around Variety
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Potato <em>&lsquo;Red Duke of York&rsquo;</em>

A vigorous first early, producing abundant, good-sized, red-skinned tubers with delicious pale yellow flesh. Perfect in salads when small, and boiled or baked when larger. Young shoots need protection from frost.

Plant: Early spring
Harvest: Early to midsummer
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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