Around this time of the year I usually go to the local farm store and buy some seed potato ( maybe called something else ?) and plant them along with any potatoes that started winkling up and sprouting from last year's harvest to get rid of those . Had plenty from last year and started planting them first when I came across a 1lb bag next to them of Yukon Gold that I bought to plant mid summer last year and forgot to When I opened the bag they looked like I just bought them from the farm store ! So the question is why did my potatoes get wrinkly and sprout when right next to them the seed potatoes didn't change for a longer period of time ? All the potatoes where kept in my pole barn , concrete floor , temperature swings throughout the seasons , harvested potatoes in wire baskets covered in cloth , the seed potatoes just in a brown paper bag .
Seed Potato Question
Posted March 31, 2016 - 05:52 AM
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Posted March 31, 2016 - 07:10 AM
I dont know. Just a lower quality potato?
Posted March 31, 2016 - 08:02 AM
Some varieties store better than others. Did you have any Yukon Gold potatoes that you grew last year to compare to?
Posted March 31, 2016 - 08:55 AM
Could have been treated against sprouting normally ???
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Posted March 31, 2016 - 04:54 PM
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Posted March 31, 2016 - 07:49 PM
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Posted March 31, 2016 - 08:26 PM
That is very odd then. Seed potatoes should not be treated with anything. The only thing I can think of is try storing some of this years harvested potatoes in a brown paper bag (ie the ones used at leaf collection time) and see if they keep better than the ones stored with your normal method.
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Posted April 02, 2016 - 05:23 AM
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