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Number of potato tubers from one seed.

Posted Jan 31 2010 6:27am

It is useful to know how many potato tubers 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:

  • variety
  • number of chits
  • apical dominance
  • planting distance
  • early or maincrop
  • growing conditions etc…


The new potatoes, in the photo above, all came from one root.

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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