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Old January 31, 2015   #28
NathanP
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The data from my growing pull sprouts vs tubers last year. This worked well for long season potatoes. Short season potatoes seem to go into early senescence doing this and had low yield. Not worth bothering doing this for short season potatoes.

I tracked this with 3 potato varieties last year.
Average Yield From Tubers From Pull Sprouts
Purple Peruvian 17.2 oz 11.1 oz
CIP396286-7 15.1 oz 15.35 oz
Satina (early-mid variety) 9.2oz 9.0 oz

Even if yields end up being slightly lower, this is an easy way to multiply tubers into far more plants.

I also did this with Finn Bad, an early potato, and it produced very little from pull sprouts (3.1 oz)
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