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William S.

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Potato Diversity Breeding Article
« on: 2019-11-29, 09:38:05 AM »

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.
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