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Old 04-17-2014, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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The producers do not typically store potatoes under refrigerated conditions, but in temperature controlled cellars. They already know how temperature affects taste.

Unfortunately, I see potatoes in the refrigerated produce section at grocery stores all too often. The bright lights will also make them go green, which is why you need to store them in a dark place.

/grew up in Idaho
It depends on the age of the potato too. My CSA sends us both stored potatoes and new ones. The new ones go in the fridge. They can't be stored in the dark or they spoil. The old ones go in the pantry. They advice accordingly when they send them to us.
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Old 01-10-2016, 03:25 PM
 
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The reason I'm even on this page is because, my question to Google was why are russet potatoes now sweet. I don't like it, I've asked numerous friends if they noticed it and they all said no. they are much younger than me. so I wonder if they actually know what potatoes used to taste like. I wonder if they have just altered them so much through genetic engineering that this is now what we are stuck with. Hmmmm
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Old 01-11-2016, 05:13 PM
 
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The thing is, different potatoes have different flavors. The reason I use redskins is the sweet taste. If I were you, I would switch to Idaho Russets.
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Old 01-11-2016, 05:16 PM
 
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The reason I'm even on this page is because, my question to Google was why are russet potatoes now sweet. I don't like it, I've asked numerous friends if they noticed it and they all said no. they are much younger than me. so I wonder if they actually know what potatoes used to taste like. I wonder if they have just altered them so much through genetic engineering that this is now what we are stuck with. Hmmmm
Wait, are you asking about redskin potatoes (usually Pontiac Reds)...





...or Russets?





They taste totally different. Redskins are much sweeter.
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:41 PM
 
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no I was talking about idaho russet potatoes.
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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All you ever wanted to about fresh and frozen potatoes and they say that storing them below 40 degrees will give them a "sweet" flavor: Potatoes -- Fresh and Frozen — Home Food Preservation — Penn State Extension

I had heard years ago that the sweet flavor indicated they had been in freezing conditions so that sounds about right.
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