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Post  GardenGroupie on 7/29/2014, 5:47 pm

Today I noticed my potato plants are growing berry type buds. I did a search and apparently I can grow a "true" potato plant from the seeds. The plant would have small yield with very small spuds, but one source suggested it's better to cut them off so the plant can devote energy to develop spuds. Thoughts?



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Post  llama momma on 7/29/2014, 8:34 pm

My Yukon Gold potatoes seem to always develop potato fruit. But not on all the plants just a couple seem to do this each year.   I leave them alone and get plenty of potatoes.  You've got me curious so now I will pay close attention to the size of potatoes that come from fruited plants.  I'm still harvesting so I'll let you know what I find.
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Post  GardenGroupie on 7/29/2014, 9:03 pm

@llama momma wrote:My Yukon Gold potatoes seem to always develop potato fruit. But not on all the plants just a couple seem to do this each year.   I leave them alone and get plenty of potatoes.  You've got me curious so now I will pay close attention to the size of potatoes that come from fruited plants.  I'm still harvesting so I'll let you know what I find.

I found this instructions on this page very interesting and might try it as an experiment (1/2 way down the page).

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Post  llama momma on 7/29/2014, 10:06 pm

Hope that experiment works out for you!
I enjoy going to the garden center to pick individual seed potatoes from the bin.  I grow everything else from seed so its nice to go and visit the garden center once in awhile.
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Post  Marc Iverson on 7/30/2014, 1:48 am

That is very cool looking. Potatoes are related to tomatoes, but I never saw how closely until now. I wonder what the fruit tastes like -- or if it's actually poisonous.
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Post  GardenGroupie on 7/30/2014, 3:02 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:That is very cool looking.  Potatoes are related to tomatoes, but I never saw how closely until now.  I wonder what the fruit tastes like -- or if it's actually poisonous.

Marc, I read they are poisonous,  but if you follow the link above the page includes a interesting experiment that could end with seed potatoes. I haven't decided yet whether to cut them off and leave the plant energy devoted to the spuds.
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Post  GardenGroupie on 7/30/2014, 3:17 pm

@llama momma wrote:Hope that experiment works out for you!
I enjoy going to the garden center to pick individual seed potatoes from the bin.  I grow everything else from seed so its nice to go and visit the garden center once in awhile.
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I bought my seed potatoes at the garden center this year. The roots are so dense I can't get in to find any new potatoes, so I'm going to have to wait until they die off  at the end of August to see what I have. It's a mystery!
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Post  llama momma on 7/30/2014, 6:25 pm

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This year I got a little digital kitchen scale.  Thought it would be fun to weigh and record the  weight of harvested potatoes .  I planted all Yukon golds and harvested over 11 pounds of spuds so far.  I think that's from 2-1/2 squares.  I planted a total of 5-1/2 squares. I'm in the middle of cooking at the moment so I'll have to check the number of empty squares later on.
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