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Old March 12, 2014   #1
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Default TPS growing 2014 anyone?

I started about 8 TPS lines, mostly open pollinated
who else out there growing TPS this year?
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Old March 12, 2014   #2
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I started about 8 TPS lines, mostly open pollinated
who else out there growing TPS this year?
I grow a few TPS seedlings every year.
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Old March 12, 2014   #3
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I was going to grow some this year, but the trial seeds from Tom Wagner have yet to materialize.
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Old March 13, 2014   #4
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Richard, I have not totally forgotten you...just busy.

I will be in Vista March 25-27 and will be making TPS seedlings available of 71 kinds. I will be transplanting them just outside Vista down-slope from some avocados. PM me for details of how to get ahold of each other. I should have enough plugs for at least a couple of thousands plugs. I have quite a few rare F-1's but lots of OP lines too. If you have some ground prepared...get ready for a visitor. If you want a lot of seedlings you may want to help me separate some of my clustered cells. I know I will have several hundred extra Stina TPS plants. Stina is a Swedish variety from 1976 that is a great bloomer and berry setter with light yellow flesh, floury texture, but needs some improvement on flavor. Maybe some of the seedlings will surprise us. I hope to have a limited amt. of the old Colombian potato CHAUCHA OCA seedling x Skagit Valley Gold hybrid to allow for some good gold flesh lines to show up.

I have 162 lines of TPS sown locally about to emerge, but not waiting for them to germinate I have transplanted 168 seedling Muru's into larger pots in the greenhouse yesterday. They were seeded four weeks ago.

Tired after digging potatoes all day up near Mount Vernon, WA. Best part was digging the Magic Dragon Series which have been 100% of the time in the ground there since three years ago. Great thing is that there were no blemishes from rhizoc, scab, blight, rot, or freeze damage that normally affects most potato varieties. The low temps this past winter was around 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Fun way to screen potato clones for the ones that survive anything thrown at them. I dug a three hundred foot row of them representing 144 clones originally. Attrition rate was at least 50%.
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Richard, I have not totally forgotten you...just busy.
Sometimes nudging people in public works better than in private.

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I will be in Vista March 25-27 and will be making TPS seedlings available of 71 kinds. I will be transplanting them just outside Vista down-slope from some avocados.
The irrigation run-off from the avocados should make things interesting.

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If you have some ground prepared...get ready for a visitor.
I have a modest 12 linear feet.

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... I dug a three hundred foot row of them representing 144 clones originally. ...
Wow. You're an inspiration.
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Old March 13, 2014   #6
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I have so many contacts on my Iphone ...it looks like a phone directory for a medium size town. My main email has 21,000 plus saves, my voicemail is up to 118....yes..
a public nudge is good!

12 linear feet for potato seedlings? Maybe we can agree on maybe 15 select seedlings from 15 origins?

Inspiration? Digging was mostly perspiration and a quick nap in the sun between digging duties.

My donation of the potatoes dug to my intern was worth it. Imagine driving to the field and smelling a freshly boiled Picasso potato weighing 10 oz being eaten.....yes, I recognized the skin color, flesh color, and aroma.
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Old March 16, 2014   #7
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I am planning on planting 22 lines of TPS in the next week or so. I think I have these sorted correctly into Diploid/Tetraploid groups. When I plant them I am going to plant in separate blocks.

Diploid
Magic Dragons
Pohkipsie
Khuchi Khoochi
Criolla Rosada
Skagit Beets? X (OP)
Wild Potato Mix (ornamental)

Tetraploid
Enfula
Muru
Huagalina
Pig Knuckles
Phyto Phyter
Empress
Milena
Dheera
Blue Victor
Russian/Yellow Banana X (OP but probably Purple Peruvian)
Sarpo Mira X (OP) #1
Sarpo Mira X (OP) #2
Sarpo Axona X (OP)
Sarpo Mira x Vitelotte Grande #1
Sarpo Mira x Vitelotte Grande #2
Sarpo Mira x Vitelotte Grande #3
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Old March 16, 2014   #8
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TPS I've just sown

Azul Rose
Bolivar
Kameraz
Magic Dragons
October Blue
P.I. 225694 x Skagit Valley Gold
Tollocan Fiesta

Bolivian Yellow Hesh
Sarpo Kifli x Tibet
Sarpo Kifli x Skagit Magic
Sarpo Mira
Tibet
and another one I can't remember for a sec

The first group are Tom's, the second either open pollinated saved seed or intentional cross.

I'm also planning on starting some more varieties a little later on for mini tubers. Hoping for some early types and anything that indicates any Late blight resistance.
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Old March 17, 2014   #9
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I couldn't wait ... I got them all planted last night. 250+ seeds
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Old March 17, 2014   #10
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Good job all. Let's make TPS 2014 fun.

Those list Nathan and Jay are impressive!

I am surprised mine started to germinate in 4 days.
I got 3 seedling emerge from Nordic Lumper Open pollinated TPS from 2010....
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I will be on board this year again too.
This year I will be very busy so I will not have the time to try all my TPS lines but I prepared some interesting red fleshed lines and 2 hybrids between phureja and tuberosum i will try this season.
I will start seeding next weekend.
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Old March 20, 2014   #12
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Good job all. Let's make TPS 2014 fun.
That sounds good to me and thanks for starting this thread

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Those list Nathan and Jay are impressive!
Thank you, I agree Nathan has some fab lines

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I got 3 seedling emerge from Nordic Lumper Open pollinated TPS from 2010....
They are amazing aren't they, I've just noticed the first of mine coming through - Magic Dragons!
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Thank you, I agree Nathan has some fab line
I just hope I don't kill them this year I did not have good luck last year with TPS.
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This picture of some F-2 Muru TPS sown about a month ago shows how bottom heat stretches the seedlings to grow tall. These seedlings were potted up not so long ago with barely any tops showing...these will get potted up again burying most of the bottom leaves again. Muru is a very upright potato vine anyway and is a late maturing clone.

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Old March 24, 2014   #15
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My TPS are getting close to first "bury" once I see 4 new leaves, after that last time they took off quickly
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