Also says perennial so does that mean plant and it will come back each year. Sorry ahead of time about all the questions.
This is one of the very few potatoes that can be grown from true seed that is available commercially. Zolushka is considered a good frying potato and is one of the most prolific producers out yielding hundreds of other varieties. We sell tubers of the largest selections that were all grown from true seed. True seed is the teeny seed extracted from the fruit of the potato which is often ignored and thrown out. Often the population of these genetically different selections show variation in tuber size. So we kind of tweeked the population a bit by selecting the larger tubers which can be up to 4 inches in diameter. For chips, this is ideal as most of the tubers are very round or oblong..Zolushka has a smooth skin with uniform 2-3 inch long potatoes. Makes bunches of early potatoes too. 80-95 days from tubers. These selections also produce true seed too with fruits ripening in September. One fruit can contain easily 100 or more seeds.
It says at the end of their quote above that true seed is produced from these selections. That means that they have stabilized the variety, and the tubers that you would purchase would produce fruits that ripen in September (at their location) and these fruits will have viable seeds.
Will the seeds the plant produces make more fruits that will have seeds and will those seeds also have the same kind of potato or will it be a luck thing.
Roberto pokachinni wrote:What is your most cold hardy potato variety, Joseph?
Roberto pokachinni wrote:lol. the landrace thang. I definitely have to wrap my brain around the promiscuity angle and look at all your posts in this regard.
dos zagone wrote:Couple of questions for you Joseph, What do you mean by manadatory out crossers. And why is that better?
Roberto pokachinni wrote:Some of my potatoes produce little green 'tomato'-like fruits. I've often wondered whether these seeds might be viable to create crops. This is pretty exciting.
Two years ago the weather here in Bohemia was fine enough that I got some of those fruits on my purple potatoes, I planted Many last year and only about 8 made it. One was still purple, I will grow those again this year and then see if they are worth saving with a taste test. I did not want to eat them all if they were going to be good.
David Livingston wrote:Sorry can I get my head round this . Joeseph you plant seeds not seed potatos
David Livingston wrote:Do the seeds produce as good as crop per area as seed potatos ? Or do you grow them insitu for a couple of years before harvest ?
David Livingston wrote:I was thinking of asking for some seeds and then thought maybe not as there are issues about deseases and pests . We already have that jolly looking colerado beetle here in France plus the blight now has found all about sex in the past ten years
I will think on this idea .
Linda Secker wrote:how do you store your tubers over winter to replant in the spring? Mine always end up with long straggly stems long before planting time.....