• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
stewards:
  • Leigh Tate
  • paul wheaton
  • Nicole Alderman
master gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Beau Davidson
  • Jay Angler
  • John F Dean
  • Nancy Reading
gardeners:
  • thomas rubino
  • Casie Becker
  • Mike Barkley

Potato fruit dried out

 
pollinator
Posts: 866
196
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have a single potato fruit that I collected this year and was planning to try to plant the seeds of this spring. Its been sitting out in my garage since fall and I just discovered that it us now dried up like a prune or a date. Its hard to tell what's seed and what's mushed up flakes of dried potato berry flesh.

What should I do? Are the seeds ruined? Should I just plant some fleshy clumps and see if seeds germinate? Is it too late to try to squish it up and soak it all in water?
 
steward
Posts: 5780
Location: Cache Valley, zone 4b, Irrigated, 9" rain in badlands.
2377
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

If it were me, I'd just crush it up and plant it, which mimics the natural life cycle of potatoes better than extracting seeds.

 
s. lowe
pollinator
Posts: 866
196
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Glad to hear that Joseph, I'll give that a try.  I've got some .more of your potato seeds to plantt too, and 3 tubers from your potato seeds that I started two years ago. I love the variety and resilience I've gotten from true potato seed
 
Don't play dumb with me! But you can try this tiny ad:
Earth Friendly Heat - Full Event - 16 hours of video
https://permies.com/wiki/188928/Earth-Friendly-Heat-Full-Event
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic