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Does Pinching Flowers Off Potatoes Increase Production?

 
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I read somewhere that pinching the flowers off Sun Roots (Jerusalem Artichokes) increases tuber production. Can this apply to Potatoes?
 
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I expect it would increase the energy available for tuber production, I can't see why it wouldn't. whether it would make a noticeable difference, i don't know, you could try  a little experiment.
 
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Yes, thanks. I can see that there isn't much in the way of inflorescence to divert energy away from root production, but maybe they can produce longer if the flowering cycle is interrupted. I'll have to compare them with others untampered with in the same row.
 
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Burl Smith wrote:Yes, thanks. I can see that there isn't much in the way of inflorescence to divert energy away from root production, but maybe they can produce longer if the flowering cycle is interrupted. I'll have to compare them with others untampered with in the same row.



Following. Really interested in hearing how this progresses!
 
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When mine get that far I will have a go as well, I have 100kg planted, not sure any will get to flowering as I'm selling them as new potatoes but if they do I will trial removing flowers from one row
 
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