Chits are the sprouting shoots that grow out of the eyes of a potato
Early Potatoes are the first potatoes to be harvested, usually in early June
Haulm is the green leaves and stalks of the potato plant Potato seed is not a true seed. Potato seed is a potato tuber grown for its buds which are used to start new plants
Senescence is when the green leaves and stalks of potatoes, known as the haulm, start to die down at the end of the season.
Tuber is an underground stem which has thickened to form a storage organ. A potato is a good example.
Tuber initiation is when the tip of the stolon (underground stem) starts to swell to form a new potato (tuber). The initiation of tubers is a key developmental stage in the potato’s life, having profound implications for subsequent growth and development.