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Do potatoes ever produce purple berries?

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Do potatoes ever produce purple berries?

Post  donnainzone5 on 5/23/2011, 9:02 pm

From the looks of things, I should have a bumper crop of potatoes this summer!

However, a "volunteer" has been blooming--tiny white flowers with clusters of 5 berries--and I'm just not sure that it's a potato plant. The leaves smell about the same, though.

In the past, I've had a plant in about the same area that produced purple berries.

I'll post photos once I figure out how to do so.
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Re: Do potatoes ever produce purple berries?

Post  middlemamma on 5/23/2011, 9:08 pm

My potatoes did flower and produce a "fruit" last year. It isn't common and they are VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY poisonous.

Here is a link where we talked about it last year.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3362-so-ive-got-tps-or-potato-berries


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Re: Do potatoes ever produce purple berries?

Post  Furbalsmom on 5/23/2011, 9:11 pm

Check out this link to a post from last year, with pictures, about True Potato Seeds or Tomato Berries
TPS or Potato Berries
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Re: Do potatoes ever produce purple berries?

Post  middlemamma on 5/23/2011, 9:12 pm

Great minds Furbalsmom....I just edited to include the same thing! LOL
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Re: Do potatoes ever produce purple berries?

Post  ModernDayBetty on 5/23/2011, 9:18 pm

Interesting Info: If you ever watched the movie or read the book "In to the Wild" based on the life of Christopher McCandles, he is thought to have died from a wild version of potato berries. :o)
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Post  middlemamma on 5/23/2011, 9:45 pm

I just added that to my Netflix...
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