Perennial Diversity Perpetual Potato Seeds
Selections of seeds produced by our fertile selections of a persistant perpetual potato known for its small tubers and durability in cold climates. This seed source continues the quest for a more perennial form of potato that can grow without replanting in the same way sunchokes are grown. To germinate the seeds: seeds are tiny so sprinkle on top of a finely screened soil media mix of light sandy soil. Mist gently for the next week or two and seeds will germinate slowly over the course of a week or more. Once plants reach 1-2 inches, they can be planted outside in their permanent location. Frost can damage the young seedlings so treat as you would a tomato seedling. Because of the inherent diversity in seedling potatoes they can vary tremendously from their parents and often do not look like either. On the other hand, this is the only way to create completely new potato varieties. This strain does offer good leaf retention, drought and insect tolerance as well as possible winter hardiness.
Tubers can be purchased as well:
Plant SpecsGenus & Species:
Solanum tuberosusSeed Source:
Unknown tuber hardinessHeight (ft):
2 ft.Width (ft):
Sprawling vine type on most seedlings.Pollination Requirements:
Bumblebees-cross pollination appears sufficient with more than one type of potato to set fruit. But apparently not all types set fruit.Soil:
Northern, midwestern strainsEase of Cultivation:
Tricky to grow from seed but once established a joy to behold as the variation is tremendous and surprising.