This potato is steeped in Irish history as the variety that was most susceptible to blight causing the potato famine in the 1800’s. Due to this it has cultivated a bad reputation, understandably so, however we have decided to give it a chance as one of our historical varieties. Its name has been speculated as deriving from the timber industry where Irish lumperjacks, or lumpers as they were called, are believed to have imported this potato on cargo ships. However it is also likely that the name is linked to its appearance – they are knobbly tubers with deep eyes and a light brown skin. Their flesh is a bright white and floury in texture making them perfect for mash, jacket potatoes or wedges. Try this interesting variety as something different for dinner.

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