|Potato black-heart disease -|
our poor specimens
The disease is apparently caused by either poor ventilation in storage or water-logging whilst growing. See this description of potato black heart >>.
It is possible, that I packed them up a bit too tightly for storage. I usually use cardboard wine boxes lightly sealed with parcel tape to keep out the mice. But certainly we had a lot of water-logged soil this year with some potato plants going soggy and rotten.
So far we haven't tried the stored Santes and Kestrels. Need to get into them next week.
It doesn't look like our potato stores are going to take us through to Christmas, so I've planted up some in big pots. When the weather gets cold I'll drag them into the greenhouse to protect from the frost.
Thankfully we have an abundance of squashes to help out with meals.