Emmanuelle Vors is a potato farmer. She cultivates the potatoes on quarter of a hectare. Use of horses and mules.
This collection was started by chance. After meeting an owner of a lot of varieties, Emmanuelle decides to phone a well-known collector in the Lyon area. This one stopped its activity, according to Chance of the Calendars. The adventure begins when he gives her approximately sixty varieties. Each name should be searched for historical references. These differences are revealed. Like this Saint-Jean potato, which was once yellow-skinned but turned out to be red in the field... She will have genetic analyses done. This genotyping allows him the ability to determine which varieties are available for sale.
It contains more than 200 varieties of potato, ranging from the oldest, "Papas antiguas de Canarias", dated 1500 to 2020. There are many varieties, from native South American varieties to European varieties. Varietal creations from 1850-1900, Estelle’s favorite. It also includes modern European varieties, which were created after the Second World War. They are derived from France, Scotland, Northern countries, and Germany.