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William S.

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Potato Diversity Breeding Article
« on: 2019-11-29, 09:38:05 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/29/how-perus-potato-museum-could-stave-off-world-food-crisis

Article on ongoing potato diversity preservation and breeding in Peru.

It sure must be validating for those amongst us working with potatoes.

I saw a TPS potato in William Whitson's catalogue the other day I might need to buy a packet of seed for.
« Last Edit: 2019-11-29, 10:23:03 AM by William S. »
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Re: Potato Diversity Breeding Article
« Reply #1 on: 2019-11-29, 06:22:14 PM »
Beautiful and delicious.    8)   

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Re: Potato Diversity Breeding Article
« Reply #2 on: 2019-11-29, 09:28:27 PM »
Ive read that article before, so fascinating. Looking at that photo its clear where the Maori strains come from, they arrived here with the first Aztec setters after leaving the Easter Islands.
Changeable year round climate with warming winters - just under 500mm average yearly rainfall. 20 years of soil improvements plus sub soil top soil reversal means my garden beds are about half metre deep. Below that is 100's of metres of alluvial out wash from the Southern
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