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    Quote Originally Posted by Snadger View Post
    Good stuff Duronal!

    I wonder why you can't buy potato seeds from a seed merchant much as you would any other seed ?

    I also wonder if you plant three to five seeds together, will this simulate potato growth utilising tubers with multiple eyes and give an increased crop?

    It was on the cards last year but I never got round to it.................. but I'll deffo be having a go this year!
    At one time there was 'true potato seed' sold by Thompson and Morgan, but it said in the catalogue that it wasn't available in the EEC (shows how long ago that was). I presume it was due to the potential variability? The variety they had was Desiree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilary B View Post
    At one time there was 'true potato seed' sold by Thompson and Morgan, but it said in the catalogue that it wasn't available in the EEC (shows how long ago that was). I presume it was due to the potential variability? The variety they had was Desiree.
    It would be expensive then because I remember reading that Desiree had Duke of York in its heritage which would make it a hybrid!

    As it happens Diseree is my favourite maincrop and Duke of York my favourite early and my Diseree are in full flower at the moment with a few potato fruits already on my Duke of York!
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    Just - wow!
    Warning: I have a dangerous tendency to act like I know what I'm talking about.

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    What i found most interesting is that these plants were pretty small and yet produced very reasonable crops for a minimal effort.

    I found this quite interesting as it talks about growing conditions and yields.

    1 Ton of Potatoes - AllotmentTV.co.uk

    But i wonder if we couldn't manage to grow our own grapevine variety, I'm sure someone said that they grew blue potatoes and were saving the seed from fruit this year........i just can't remember who it was.

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    Duronal - it was I, quark - I PM'd you a day or so back as I saw you were interested in seed on another thread.

    As the house 'expert' I thought it only fair to save a set of 2 fruits for you - if you're interested? - and invite you to input your expertise - which you have done - Ta.

    Just let me have your address details and I'll get them off to you!

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    Just had a look through google and you CAN get true potato seed!

    Potato Seed - Catalina Potato
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    none of my first earlies gave me any seed....have maincrop with loads of flowers on now..hope i can get some seed off them to try...

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    Good spot snadger! don'e worry markwcel i've got some spare fruit that shouldyield some seeds that you can have.

    Send me a PM with your address and i'll see what i can do.

    quark :- i'm no expert! just a fool that doesn't know when he's beaten, my mother in law told me they were fruit and the rest was essentially a child's curiosity, fruit = seeds = plants for free......! i hope we can get this off the ground and you never know we could stumble onto something miraculous. (oh the dreams of a mad man)
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