The Q&A Archives: potato plants

Question: I have potato plants blooming,can I save flower seeds and start them next year.

Answer: True potato seed is harvested from the berries that grow among the foliage of potato plants. An average plant produces dozens of berries, each of which contains hundreds of tiny seeds. Similar in appearance to tomato seed, potato see is usually sown in seedbeds three or four weeks prior to the potato planting season. The plants in the beds produce small tubers, sometimes called tuberlets, but they are edible, just as your other spuds. Enjoy!

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