[Market-farming] green potatoes

pech pech9 at rocketmail.com
Wed Oct 22 11:39:24 EDT 2008


Thanks Bill



----- Original Message ----
From: Bill Shoemaker <wshoemak at inil.com>
To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 9:52:49 AM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] green potatoes


Dave
 
While eating potatoes that have turned green is ill-advised, it shouldn't be a problem to save them for seed the following Spring, as long as they are otherwise in good condition. The substance that makes them mildly toxic, solanin, doesn't interfere with the tuber's ability to sprout and grow the next season, nor will it translate into the new tubers the following season, unless they too are exposed to light. I've saved them before with good results.
 
Bill Shoemaker, Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
University of Illinois - St Charles Horticulture Research Center
www.nres.uiuc.edu/faculty/directory/shoemaker_wh.html
----- Original Message ----- 
From: pech 
To: Market Farming 
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 7:48 AM
Subject: [Market-farming] green potatoes

Hi,

Has anyone saved potatoes that have been exposed to the sun for planting the following year? Does anyone know why I shouldn't do this?

Thanks 
Dave
Z6a

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