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<DIV style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">----- Original Message ----<BR>From: Bill Shoemaker &lt;wshoemak@inil.com&gt;<BR>To: Market Farming &lt;market-farming@lists.ibiblio.org&gt;<BR>Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 9:52:49 AM<BR>Subject: Re: [Market-farming] green potatoes<BR><BR>
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<DIV><FONT size=2>Dave</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT size=2>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.</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT size=2>Bill Shoemaker, Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops<BR>University of Illinois - St Charles Horticulture Research Center<BR><A href="http://www.nres.uiuc.edu/faculty/directory/shoemaker_wh.html" target=_blank rel=nofollow>www.nres.uiuc.edu/faculty/directory/shoemaker_wh.html</A></FONT></DIV>
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<DIV style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial"><B>From:</B> <A title=pech9@rocketmail.com href="mailto:pech9@rocketmail.com" target=_blank rel=nofollow ymailto="mailto:pech9@rocketmail.com">pech</A> </DIV>
<DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A title=market-farming@lists.ibiblio.org href="mailto:market-farming@lists.ibiblio.org" target=_blank rel=nofollow ymailto="mailto:market-farming@lists.ibiblio.org">Market Farming</A> </DIV>
<DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Wednesday, October 22, 2008 7:48 AM</DIV>
<DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> [Market-farming] green potatoes</DIV>
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<DIV>Hi,</DIV>
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<DIV>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?</DIV>
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<DIV>Thanks <BR>Dave</DIV>
<DIV>Z6a<BR></DIV>
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