This is one of the very few potatoes that can be grown from true seed and is available commercially. Zolushka is considered a good frying potato and is one of the most prolific producers, out-yielding hundreds of other varieties. We selected the largest tubers which can be up to 4 inches in diameter, all grown from true seed.
True seed or TPS is the teeny seed extracted from the fruit of the potato which is often ignored and thrown out. Zolushka has a smooth skin with uniform 2-3 inch long potatoes. Makes bunches of early potatoes too 80-95 days from tubers. These selections also produce true seed too with fruits ripening in September. One fruit can contain easily 100 or more seeds. Growing from true seed minimizes the virus issues and sometimes even early and late blight which is difficult to get rid of. Our packets contain smaller 1-3 inch tubers and can be oblong as well as perfectly round.
We recommend spring planting these. Shipments are made as soon as the tubers are harvested in the fall and again in the spring. Naturally some tubers survive the winter here in southwestern Michigan and a few colonies persist here despite our neglect to them. The record so far is 9 years. No shipment to ID,MT,AK.
|Genus & Species||Solanum tuberosum|