|True potato seed information and growing instructions|
|True potato seeds are classified as breeding seeds and germination is not guaranteed.|
Kinda Llumpy is one of the first promising results from a project attempting to produce a potato similar to the famous Andean variety Llumchuy Waqachi that will grow better in the long days of summer in North America. This is definitely an improvement, although not everything that I want. It grows larger tubers, earlier, and with a better yield. It also appears to be more resistant to late blight than its Andean parent. The cross that produced this variety was Kinigi x Llumchuy Waqachi and the name reflects that parentage.
At full maturity, tubers fall into the 3-6 inch range. They get lumpier as they get bigger, but they don’t get as lumpy as Llumchuy Waqachi can get in a very long growing season. The thing is, most people are never likely to see that because they can’t grow it into December. This one will give you lumpy potatoes much earlier. The skin is medium thick. Flavor is mild. Texture is waxy.
Plants and large and late. Yields of three to five pounds are possible at full maturity. This is a tetraploid variety and is self-fertile. Plants flower abundantly and set plenty of seed. Tuber dormancy is long.
True Seeds (TPS)
True seed of this variety was open pollinated. It grew in a block with other progeny of Llumchuy Waqachi. A majority of the seed is likely to be self pollinated, but there should be a fair amount of outcrossing as well. In previous batches of related varieties, I found that about a quarter of the progeny produced the same kind of lumpy, deep-eyed form as the parent.