This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
It has been long known to us that English varieties of potatoes soon degenerate when planted here. It now appears that it is exactly so with our varieties in England. They produce wonderful crops the first year, but soon go backward.