This is genetically diverse breeding stock. Every seed contains a new variety, never grown before (for better or worse). Variable traits should be expected. This population tends to produce vigorous plants with blue, red, or white tubers in variable shapes and sizes. While some plants may yield excellent tasting tubers, others may contain high levels of solanine and are not generally recommended for consumption. These seeds have been dried to a low moisture content optimal for storage. As a result, germination times may be slightly longer and variable, taking up to a few weeks. After sowing, keep seeds moist until germination.
|Germination||Sow potato seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before expected last frost. Transplant when risk of frost has passed. Sow seeds just under soil surface and keep moist. Variable and inconsistent germination should be expected and can take up to 3-4 weeks.|
|Life Cycle||perennial often grown as an annual|
|Antagonists||cucumbers, sunflowers, tomatoes|
|Uses||edible*(tubers), utility (alcohol, antimicrobial, biomass, starch)|
|Notes||This is genetically diverse breeding stock that will display variable desirable and undesirable traits. Germination rate and time required for germination may be irregular.|
|Breed Status||OSSI Pledged VarietyContains some genetics originally bred By Bill Whitson|
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