Tom Wagner on Growing and Saving True Potato Seeds (TPS)

These three videos are related and refer to one another. Probably anybody watching any one of them could best watch all three at least once through.

General Discussion TPS and Potato Berries

In this video Tom presents a lot of general and interesting information on potato plant genetics, as well as seed saving and cleaning techniques.

In this video Tom mentions using Tri-Sodium Phosphate to clean his seeds. I’m not sure if it’s available outside of the US, but if it is you can probably find it in a hardware or DIY type store. It’s a very strong household cleaner, not very friendly to the environment, and a component of laundry soap in many places.

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Growing from TPS

In this video Tom discusses how to grow TPS as well as offering a wide range of tips and tricks for growing and harvesting potatoes in general.

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Seed Saving Demonstration

This video, filmed in the men’s room at the East Oxford Community Centre the day of our workshop there, is a demonstration of how to save seeds from potato berries. I’m sorry the camera wasn’t working well and I had to chase Tom around a bit…

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5 thoughts on “Tom Wagner on Growing and Saving True Potato Seeds (TPS)”

  1. I’ve seen other breeders talk with that enthusiasm & knowledge & willingness to share both, but then these were amateur fuchsia breeders (believe me, there are thousands of them in this world), and although fuchsia fruits (especially in F. Boliviana) are quite sweet, I prefer potatoes & this very avid potato breeder (just how many private potato breeders are there on this planet?)

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