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Casie Becker
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I don't have room for more plants in my garden until next fall, at the very earliest. That hasn't kept me from roaming the internet, drooling over other offerings. I'm looking at TaterMaters' site right now. The have ten pages of true potato seeds offerings. Every product picture shows a table of different potato varieties in baskets. Does anyone know what is pictured in these photos?  Are these pictures of a harvest obtained from a typical planting of each seed packets, or maybe pictures of varieties involved in the breeding of these seeds?  I'm pretty sure they must be the results of a planting, but I'd appreciate it if someone could confirm it for me. I know this breeder doesn't have Lofthouse's dedication to only selling highly fertile varieties, but it still looks like a possibility for an interesting experiment in the future. 
 
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The only thing I get when I google tatermaters is a forum.

Perhaps you mean a different site??

If you would be so kind as to post a link...
 
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Apparently the word seeds is important in the search. Here's a link to the page I'm looking at right now http://tatermaterseeds.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2&sort=20a&page=8

That looks like a cool forum if I were into breeding potatoes. I'm just thinking next time I have space in the garden it might be nice to grow some of those seeds out and have some unique potato varieties to try. Maybe I'll have some room next year.

edit: these photos are clearly reused several times on this site, so I'm gonna have to regretfully say they must not be representative of how much variety you'll get from one seed packet.
 
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That is Tom Wagner's site, he is maybe the most illustrious of the independent potato breeders. I'm not sure how actively the site is maintained now. In any case, there is a very vibrant community of potato breeders on the Kenosha Potato Project Facebook group, and a ton of information about True Potato Seed. Tom Wagner is a member of that group, too.
 
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