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True Seed From Potatoes
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True Seed From Potatoes

TRUE SEED FROM POTATOES

THIS YEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME I AM OFFERING FOR SALE, TRUE SEED FROM POTATOES. SOME FACTS ABOUT TRUE SEED. POTATOES AS WITH MOST PLANTS FLOWER IN ORDER TO PRODUCE MORE SEED TO FURTHER THE SPECIES. WE ARE ALL FAMILIAR WITH REPLANTING THE TUBERS FROM POTATOES AND WE HAVE ALSO SEEN THE SMALL GREEN TOMATO LIKE BERRIES THAT SOME TIMES FORM AFTER THE POTATOES BLOOM. INSIDE THESE SMALL SEED BALLS ARE THE TRUE POTATO SEED. THERE CAN BE AS FEW AS A DOZEN TRUE SEEDS TO MORE THAN 50 PER SEED BALL.
(SEE PICTURES)

THE UNIQUE THING ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL SEEDS FROM ONE SEED BALL IS THAT EACH SEED PRODUCES  A DIFFERENT CLONE FROM ANY OTHER SEED IN THAT SEED BALL. THUS IF THERE ARE 20 TRUE SEEDS IN ONE SEED BALL, THE TUBERS FROM EACH TRUE SEED WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER ONE. WHEN THE TUBERS FROM EACH OF THE TRUE SEEDS ARE REPLANTED THEY WILL REMAIN TRUE AND THUS A NEW  VARIETY TYPE HAS BEEN ACHIEVED.

FOLLOWING ARE PICTURES AND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO WORK WITH TRUE SEED:

LET ME EMPHASIZE THAT THERE IS SOME ADDITIONAL WORK THAT GOES INTO WORKING WITH TRUE SEED. ADVANCED GARDENERS WILL FIND THIS EASY AND NEW FOLKS WILL FIND THIS A BIT OF A CHALLENGE.

THE SEED BALLS THAT YOU RECEIVE ARE SELECTED FROM 30 DIFFERENT VARIETIES SO ODDS ARE THAT YOU HAVE SEEDS THAT WERE PRODUCED FROM DIFFERENT VARIETIES.

YOU WILL RECEIVE IN YOUR ORDER 3 DRIED SEED BALLS. (SEE PICTURES)

I RECOMMEND THAT YOU PROCESS YOUR SEED BALLS INDIVIDUALLY BUT YOU CAN DO THEM ALL TOGETHER  IF YOU WISH.

PUT YOUR DRIED SEED BALLS IN A BLENDER AND ADD ABOUT 2 PINTS OF WATER. TURN THE BLENDER ON HIGH  FOR ABOUT 20 SECONDS. TURN OFF THE BLENDER AND LET THE PULP AND THE SEEDS BEGIN TO SEPARATE, IF YOU SEE THAT  THERE ARE STILL LARGER PIECES OF THE SEED BALLS INTACT THEN TURN THE BLENDER BACK ON FOR ABOUT 10 SECONDS MORE. WAIT ABOUT 5 MINUTES AND MOST OF THE CHAFF WILL COME TO THE TOP OF THE WATER AND THE SEEDS AND HEAVIER MATERIAL WILL SINK TO THE BOTTOM.

AT THAT POINT YOU CAN GENTLY POUR THE WATER OUT AND MOST OF THE CHAFF WILL COME OFF WITH THE WATER. WHEN ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF SEEDS AND RESIDUE REMAIN IN THE BLENDER ADD A LITTLE CLEAN WATER AND  POUR EVERY THING OUT TOGETHER ON SOME PAPER TOWELS. (SEE PICTURE)

IT WORKS WELL TO FOLD SEVERAL PAPER TOWELS TOGETHER AND PLACE THEM ON A LARGE DINNER PLATE.  THAT WAY THE WATER IS ABSORBED LEAVING THE SEEDS AND THE REMAINING FOREIGN MATERIAL ON THE PAPER TOWELS.

AT THAT POINT YOU CAN TAKE A TOOTH PICK, OR THE POINT OF A SHARP KNIFE AND GENTLY PICK UP THE SEED.(SEE PICTURES)

DONT USE TWEEZERS AS YOU MIGHT MASH THE SEEDS.

PUT THE SEEDS ON A CLEAN PAPER TOWEL WHICH CAN BE FOLDED AND STORED IN AN ENVELOPE UNTIL YOUR READY TO PLANT THEM.

PLANTING;
I RECOMMEND THAT THE PROCESSING BE DONE SHORTLY BEFORE PLANTING AS THE SEEDS ARE STILL WET AND FRESH, HOWEVER YOU CAN DO IT IN ADVANCE IF YOU WISH.
I RECOMMEND THAT THE TRUE SEED AT THIS POINT BE TREATED THE SAME WAY THAT YOU WOULD PLANT TOMATO SEEDS.ONE OR TWO SEEDS BE PLANTED IN A STARTER POT ABOUT 6 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR READY TO TRANSPLANT OUT SIDE.
TRANSPLANT AFTER ALL DANGER OF FROST HAS PAST. TREAT THE TRANSPLANTS AS YOU WOULD ANY OTHER POTATO PLANT

FERTILIZING, WEEDING, HILLING AND WATERING AS NEEDED.

THIS PROJECT WILL TAKE ALL SUMMER SO DONT BECOME IMPATIENT.......

LET THEM GROW FULL SEASON AND THEN HARVEST THEM AFTER THE VINES HAVE DIED DOWN.

YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT THE COLORS, TYPES, SIZES, AND SHAPES OF THE POTATOES THAT YOU HAVE PRODUCED.

AS ALWAYS IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL ME. JOHN 208 313 7303

THREE TRUE SEED BALLS, PACKAGED TOGETHER WITH THE HOW TO INSTRUCTIONS DELIVERED TO YOU

INCLUDING SHIPPING $12.95 THESE CAN BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR REGULAR SEED POTATO ORDER


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