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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:38 pm    Post subject: Funny Potatoes Reply with quote

I noticed what looks like apples growing from my potatoes

I wonder what it is.





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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

your flowers got pollinated. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the little green tomato-like fruits that my potato plants produced last year, are they the potato seeds, and can I plant them?
Questions I have been asked on occasion, to which I reply, "yes those (poisonous) fruits contained potato seeds, but it is a real troublesome job to grow a crop from them".

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks monkeynic,

I'm looking at spuds for 65 years and I never saw the likes.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you James. I'll learn until the day I die.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can sow the seeds from those fruits and the following year you can plant the mini tubers produced and who knows you might produce the next great variety of potatoes.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael , I could be on the road to becoming a millionaire.

I'll keep you in mind when it works
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:41 am    Post subject: Double Reply with quote

You could produce some new "doubles" Twice the crop......see the money roll in.....


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah! I'd say ye have special soil in Inishowen to grow those spuds.

You wouldn't get them that big in Tipperary

I must call over for a barrow of Inishowen clay
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