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Lofthouse TPS

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I ended up planting 7 seedlings grown from Joseph Lofthouse’s TPS.  I’m hoping that they will produce lots of potato berries.  The past two years have been somewhat disappointing for harvesting TPS because my potatoes either did not set berries or dropped them before maturing the seeds.

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TPS and Seed Potatoes for 2019

Last year, my potatoes did not set any true seed.  They were also quite overwhelmed with weeds by the end of the season.  This year, I will be growing all of my potatoes in pots.  I plan to grow 10 TPS plants from Joseph Lofthouse’s seeds.  I will also be growing Dark Red Norland, Daisy Gold and Desiree potatoes from tubers.

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Diamond Toro TPS Harvest

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Red Ox TPS Harvest

Unfortunately, these Red Ox TPS tubers did not have the red flesh that I was hoping for.

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The numbering system for these tubers is incorrect. I only harvested two Red Ox plants.

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Diamond Toro TPS Harvest

So what is the maximum harvest that can be expected from one TPS plant?  I don’t have a final answer for that question but clearly these two Diamond Toro TPS harvests are raising the bar.  This is yet another Tom Wagner TPS variety.  I really admire all of the work that he has done with potato breeding and highly recommend buying some seeds from him in addition to growing TPS that you can harvest from commonly available potato varieties like Yukon Gold.  These plants grew huge and set multiple tubers per stolon, some of which extended over two feet away from the base of the plant.

Potatoes from this plant were uniquely shaped with protruding knobs on the largest(oldest?) tubers.

Potatoes from this plant were uniquely shaped with protruding knobs on the largest(oldest?) tubers.

This plant produced nicely shaped tubers with a pretty skin color.

This plant produced nicely shaped tubers with a pretty skin color.