I might add that blue potatoes can have good blight resistance. I am the second generation with a blue landrace. My Uncle kept the LBR ones for years and gave me some of the seedlings:) That gave me quite a bit of help.
I was somewhat astonished to see TPS being offered in West Coast seed catalog today. It's being offered just like any other seed without any clarification at all. They also offer the "normal" seed potatoes (i.e. potatoes) but not even in the same general area of the catalog, though they do reference the page.
can you post a link? I don't see it in their catalog.
their 2020 catalog on the top of page 64 above the quinoa listings...I have the paper catalog so no idea what the link would be. Their "seed potatoes" listing is on page 147 but they have a little blurb on the bottom corner of that page about Clancy pelleted potato seeds item PT624 offering 20 seeds for 5.99 up to 5000 seeds for 346.99 Says they are a mix of red and rose gold creamer-size spuds.
Post by prairiegardens on Dec 21, 2019 12:12:23 GMT -5
so exactly what are creamer potatoes? Are they a variant of a fingerling potato? I was thinking perhaps just very young potatoes but the one site says no they are bred to be tiny, anyone know where they came from?
Creamer potatoes are small round potatoes that can be eaten a variety of ways. They are probably small enough to be eaten without cutting, have smooth skin and a creamy texture. Bejo seeds is a worldwide TPS seller, mostly outside the USA, so this is probably a stable and mostly inbred lines that has offspring that produce mostly consistent results when it's TPS is grown.
The sized potato necessary to produce this is not unique. I probably discard a few seedlings like this every year because I can't stand digging hills of tiny tubers. I prefer larger tubers and select for that as a trait. Some potato seedlings can produce a hundred of more tubers when grown from clones. Here is a picture of the yield of a 2018 seedling grown from tubers in 2018. I think there were over 130 tubers in this hill.