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Australia: Purple patch for specialist potato grower

Terrence Rattray is delighted to be unearthing the promising new tubersTasmania’s fresh potato growers are building mainstream markets for unusual potatoes, all the way to Dubai. Growers Terrence and Wendy Rattray have pioneered special varieties in all sorts of shapes and shades at Pyengana in Tasmania’s north east. On the vast grading and packing floor of what was once the Tascot carpet factory in Devonport, the Rattrays have hit a purple patch. “They’re certainly quite dark, almost basalt on the outside,” Mr Rattray said. “We’re hoping science will come up with some news that they’re fantastic for curing everything. More

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