Getting store-bought potatoes to sprout
Found some unusually good potatoes (purple ones that are waxy and very purple) at the grocery store, and of course I'm tempted to try to start some in the garden. I have done a little background reading, including this thread:
and understand there are potential problems, even if I can get them to sprout, but I'd like to try. Problem is, there is not a sprout to be seen on these little spuds and I suspect they've been treated with an inhibitor. Is there a trick to getting them to sprout in that case, or am I just out of luck? If they're not going to sprout anyway I might as well eat them and enjoy them, rather than letting them grow old and mushy...
And if I can't get these started, can anyone recommend a variety that is like them? My family doesn't like mealy potatoes, as most purple potatoes are, and a lot of purple potatoes have a lot of white (or brown) in them.
I'd appreciate any guidance.