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 (great for chips), 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. A few of the Zolushka seedlings in the mix we send you have survived repeatedly over the last decade. We have kept these in the mix. They tend to be smaller tubers but appear to persist on their own without care for the most part. Last year we did have issues with the Colorado potato beetles though. We used neem to stop them. We ship them in the fall and spring. No shipment to ID,MT,AK.
|Genus & Species||Solanum tuberosum|