An ugly looking potato thrown in jest at PETER FROST by his Irish friend at the allotments brought back a British crime forever associated with this vegetable
It was one of the ugliest spuds I had ever seen and my old mate Pat had just hurled it at my head. “Ever seen one of them before?” he asked, trying not to look impressed by my catch.
“It’s an Irish Lumper, they still grow them in County Antrim,” he explained. “I got mine in Dublin’s Marks and Spencer, they were selling them as a delicacy in Ireland just before St Patrick’s Day, but I’m planting these”.
Pat loves his allotment almost as much as he loves his native Ireland and I love visiting his little patch of green because he usually has a good story and it is usually about some interesting and little-known part of Irish political history.
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