The stats for my first post of potato flower pictures showed a lot of people doing web searches for potato flowers. So, by indirect but popular demand, I bring you part two. There are also some general updates about our potato season toward the bottom.
|Black Irish potato flowers|
|Azul Toro potato flowers|
|Maris Piper potato flowers|
|Unidentified diploid potato flowers|
|Numbered diploid potato flowers|
|Flowers on one of this year’s TPS seedlings|
|Flower on one of this year’s TPS seedlings|
|Cluster of flowers on the same plant as above|
|Potato berries are forming now.|
Next year our potatoes should be much more diverse, due to the large number of new potatoes
that we grew from both seed and tubers this year.
|This is the center potato bed.|
Most of the plants in this bed are unique – three plants of the same variety at most.
|The back potato bed.|
Most of our conventional varieties are in this bed.
|The late bed.|
This is where we put the potatoes that were slow to grow out from seed.
|The youngest of the potatoes.|
These germinated unexpectedly in a flat of seeds that I thought we were done with.
We might get only small seed tubers from these this year.
|A look at the whole mess.|
80% of the planted area is potatoes. There are some rows of oca at the far end.
True potato seeds and seed-grown tubers are sometimes available in our seed shop.