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    They weren't exact snadger. I had some which resembled king edwards in their red appearence but the others were just like a standard white potato. I guess they don't self seed because they simply aren't as bomb proof as tomato seeds. Maybe they rot easier...

    Two Sheds - if they're about a young cherry tomato size i'd nip them off and leave them on a window sill inside to ripen. At least you should get some seed this way!

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    Maybe they do self seed in the garden Snadger? I know there are always loads of the little blighters coming up in my plot and I always try to get them all out the previous year. Some are undoubtedly from ones I missed - but all of them? Maybe there are a few seeded in there but we never know.
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    If my potato plants got a touch of blight, d'you think I should discard the seed pods? I did pick a couple before the blight struck, so they should be okay, I think.

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    I was just planning to do this, glad I found you experimenting people.

    Sarz,from what I have read on this, you don't want to save seed from any that are suspicious of having a touch of blight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarzWix View Post
    If my potato plants got a touch of blight, d'you think I should discard the seed pods? I did pick a couple before the blight struck, so they should be okay, I think.
    As blight is a fungal disease it shouldn't affect the seeds? I would just give the tattie apples a soak in a fungiscide of some description........I used Armillatox last year to save my broad beans from fungal attack!
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    My Vivaldis have been in flower for around 2 weeks and every last bloom has been blown off, rained off or hailed off!

    One remaining set of blooms survived and a few days ago I took this last opportunity to use a fallen flower to pollinate what was left. It looks as though at least one has set and is swelling nicely - there's hope then for the other 3 blooms! I just hope tomorrow's bad weather doesn't ruin my attempt - I'll be gutted if the set fruit drops now!

    Judging from Duronal's pics of seeds being taken from the fruit - I reckon the Salad Blues I distributed earlier this year should be ready. I popped open one which looked dodgy as though the skin was parting company from the main body of the fruit. The insides look OK, if a touch gloopy, and the seeds are looking to be 'browning' a little. So I'm going to open up half of what I have and see how they go tomorrow.

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    I'm in. I have saved tattie apples from my main crop 'Robinta'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snadger View Post
    As blight is a fungal disease it shouldn't affect the seeds? I would just give the tattie apples a soak in a fungiscide of some description........I used Armillatox last year to save my broad beans from fungal attack!
    Depengs, what fungus, some go down the seed. Anyhow, I'm interested in this for the biological diversity of open pollinated stuff, unreliant on Mon*****and the likes and giving possibly more reliable gen pool.Potato Breeding Overview

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