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How Many Potatoes Does One Seed Potato Produce?

Posted Mar 03 2009 2:02pm

It is useful to know how many potatoes will be produced by one seed potato when calculating how many seed potatoes to plant in the vegetable garden.

The number of potatoes produced by each seed potato varies according to:

 

The new potatoes, in the photo below, all came from one root, or one seed potato.

new-potatoes

 

Any number of new potatoes, from 2 - 10, can be produced from one seed potato. But most vegetable gardeners would expect at least 6 and preferably 8 -10 new potatoes from each seed tuber planted in the vegetable garden!

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